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The Foxes of Harrow (1947)

Approved | | Drama | 24 September 1947 (USA)
In the pre-Civil War New Orleans, roguish Irish gambler Stephen Fox (Rex Harrison) buys his way into society, something he couldn't do in his homeland because he is illegitimate.

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Stephen Fox
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Odalie 'Lilli' D'Arceneaux
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Andre LeBlanc
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Captain Mike Farrell
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Aurore D'Arceneaux
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Sean Fox
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Otto Ludenbach
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Master of Harrow
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Tom Warren
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In the pre-Civil War New Orleans, roguish Irish gambler Stephen Fox (Rex Harrison) buys his way into society, something he couldn't do in his homeland because he is illegitimate.

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 23, 1948 with Rex Harrison, Maureen O'Hara and Gene Lockhart reprising their film roles. See more »

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Stephen Fox: [after nodding to a passing coach] That's the second time I've comprised you. Once more and your father would probably force me to marry you.
Odalie 'Lilli' D'Arceneaux: Me to Marry you? Why you're the most insufferable, insulting - !
Stephen Fox: Stop being so angry with yourself. Face up to it. All your pretty notions are going astray and you have little left to use against me except I'm no gentleman and you're wrong there too. Because I'm from as fine a flock of sheep that's ever grazed in Ireland. But I had the luck to be the odd ...
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Dark times
3 March 2008 | by (Baltimore MD, USA) – See all my reviews

Maureen O'Hara is always stunning, but I don't remember seeing Rex Harrison so young and handsome. Even so there wasn't much romance between two such intransigent characters as Odalie D'Arceneaux and Stephen Fox. Their relationship is tragic enough, but the film also makes no apologies for the institution of slavery that haunts the background of so many scenes. Fox starts out as a decent "maitre," who'll work alongside his workers and slaves, but he never recognizes the parallel between his own loss of family and birthright and that of Little Inch, whose fierce mother Belle intends to be a warrior. In that sense "Harrow" may be a more useful look at slavery than in more enlightened films.


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