MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,655 this week

The Belstone Fox (1973)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  September 1976 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 158 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 2 critic

Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 79 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 04 Dec 2011
 
a list of 103 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 13 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Belstone Fox" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Belstone Fox (1973)

The Belstone Fox (1973) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Belstone Fox.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that... See full summary »

Director: Jack Couffer
Stars: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Jeffrey
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Virgil Sweet is on the verge of losing his job as a talent scout with the California Angels when he discovers Sammy Bodeen, a country boy with no pro ball experience, but with a pitching ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young
Stars: Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, John E. Coleman
Gorgo (1961)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director: Eugène Lourié
Stars: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter
Warlock (1989)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant
Zulu (1964)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy
Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento
Enemy Mine (1985)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and 3 more credits »
Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn
Coneheads (1993)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Aliens with conical crania come to Earth to observe human life.

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Robert Knott
Wild Horses (2015)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A detective opens up a fifteen-year-old missing persons case and begins to suspect that the boy it belongs to was murdered - and that a local rancher was involved.

Director: Robert Duvall
Stars: Robert Duvall, James Franco, Josh Hartnett
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eric Porter ...
Asher Smith
...
John Kendrick
...
Tod
...
Cathie Smith
...
Jenny Smith
...
Stephen Durno
Edit

Storyline

Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fox | hunting | based on novel | See All (3) »

Taglines:

When you hunt The Belstone Fox...you hunt his way!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Free Spirit  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Eric Porter was only cast as Asher Smith after the actor first cast was injured in a riding accident. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Belstone Fox
31 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Good to see Eric Porter, a very underrated actor, in the role as a gamekeeper, who puts his head in the noose, when he rears a tame fox. A 1970's film which reminded me of my country days, before things because a bit too sophisticated. Good film for a quiet hour or two. A very young-looking Dennis Waterman as a hunt assistant, before his break into the big time with John Thaw. One of these films hat you don't think-sounds very interesting, but when you sit down and get into it, you just need to see it to the ens. Jeremy Kemp as a rather worn out English country gentleman,is a pleasure to watch.I would recommend the film to anybody, I don't know how I miss it first time round.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack for the Belstone Fox theauldgit
A Few Questions tiderolls
New dvd release johndeansmarshallcgli200
belstone fox johndeansmarshallcgli200
Alternative Ending? tiderolls
Discuss The Belstone Fox (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?