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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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Otto Ludenbach
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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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"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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The red earth of Harrow.
11 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Another melodrama by one of the giants of the genre.I think the story does not really takes off in its first part.Gambling and Amorous Quarrel again and again.If it were not for Maureen O'Hara or Rex Harrison,it would be downright boring.

But the second part ,after the wedding, is much more exciting: it looks like,relatively speaking, the second part of "Gone With the wind" (Rhett,Scarlett,the child,the dear valuable property,even Belle Watling)with a dash of "Uncle Tom's cabin" thrown in for good measure :it's really too bad that the part of Belle should be so underwritten;her rebel stand was so necessary in this yessir world.She is the equivalent of Eliza in Mrs Beecher-Stowe's book but she was not as lucky as her.

This second part is the descent into hell ,for husband and wife have lost almost everything and they have got to pick up the pieces.


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