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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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Desiree
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Viscount Henri 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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Débil es la carne  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 6, 1948 with Maureen O'Hara reprising her film role. 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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Mediocre treatment of Yerby's best-selling novel.
20 November 1999 | by (Stroudsburg, PA) – See all my reviews

This is a Cliff's Notes version of a heavily plotted historical novel dealing with Stephen Fox's rise and fall in New Orleans plantation society during the 1820's-1830's. Film has plot points similar to GWTW and "Anthony Adverse." Fox is Yerby's version of Rhett Butler; Odalie, his version of Scarlett. Rex Harrison is sadly miscast as Fox; Maureen O'Hara is waxy and cold as Odalie. Treatment of black characters is the most condescending I've seen in a film from this era (1947). Received top notch production values; should have been in color. But '47 was the year Fox made "Forever Amber" and its color went into that historical romance.


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