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The Fox (1967)

R | | Drama | 7 February 1968 (USA)
Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A ... See full summary »

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Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A gentle but powerful man named Paul Renfield who used to live on their farm returns and puts things in order. But his proposal of marriage to Ellen awakens the homosexuality dormant in the girls: Jill uses her weakness to make Ellen feel protective, and the women become active lovers. Written by alfiehitchie

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As of 2016 the house and barn seen in the film still stand, located at the end of Laskay Lane, Laskay, King Township, York, Ontario - north of Toronto. See more »

Goofs

When Jill goes outside in the morning carrying a metal bucket, she calls out "come on ducks", but it is geese that appear coming out of the shed. See more »

Quotes

Paul Renfield: How come you've never married? You're not bad looking... You've never had a man. That's your problem.
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Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

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That Night
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Sally Stevens
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Subtle, enthralling film
30 January 2001 | by (Palm Springs CA) – See all my reviews

This is a subtle, dynamic presentation, working within the confines of the late 60's attitudes towards sexuality, and the way society pressures us to conform to it's norms. The entire cast shines in their roles.


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