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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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The Fox ... symbol of the male. See more »

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Trivia

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

Throughout the movie, the fox is referred to as male. After the fox has been shot, it is shown strung up by its hind legs before Paul starts skinning it, and you can see it is actually a vixen. 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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Roll It Over
Music and Lyrics by Oscar Brand
Sung by Anne Heywood
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No Nudity?
23 August 2005 | by (Jax, Fla) – See all my reviews

Robert Morgan's comments about no nudity are true only because he saw the censored version which did get a PG rating. The original version has a fair amount of nudity at the proper time. I'm certain he saw this on some cable channel which prohibits nudity. I am opposed to such censorship. If TV channels are going to show a film at all, they need to show the entire film!

Excellent film, and a bit shocking for its time.

The two lead actresses (Anne Heywood and Sandy Dennis) were very believable, and Kier Dullea gives his usual fine performance. It's been many years since I saw this, so it's hard to be more specific.

I am also interested in seeing this film released on video/DVD.


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