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The Fox (1967)

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 »

Director:

Mark Rydell

Writers:

Lewis John Carlino (screenplay), Howard Koch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sandy Dennis ... Jill Banford
Anne Heywood ... Ellen March
Keir Dullea ... Paul Renfield
Glynne Morris Glynne Morris ... Overstreet, Estate Agent (as Glyn Morris)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D.H. Lawrence's The Fox See more »

Filming Locations:

Unionville, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a late 1960's cycle of made for the cinema filmed adaptations of stories by D.H. Lawrence. The films include The Fox (1967), Women in Love (1969) and The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970). 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: Maybe you need a man around the place... make things more efficient.
Ellen March: It isn't a question of efficiency. We just don't believe in working that hard.
Paul Renfield: Why did you start?
Jill Banford: Oh... um... The good life, independence, and that sort of thing...
Paul Renfield: Tell me. Have you ever tried talking to them?
Jill Banford: To...?
Paul Renfield: The chickens. Grandpa did it all the time. He used to go out there and he'd have a real heart-to-heart with them about how they weren't doing well by him, and how he's spending good money for feed. And the next ...
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Soundtracks

That Night
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Sally Stevens
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i saw this movie in 1970
2 August 2006 | by jewelsthecat2See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I wish it were on DVD or VHS. I have no idea why it was never released for either medium. Some people now would find it a bit trifling, but it was very moving. The visuals and soundtrack were stunning.

There is the love between the two women. The love between the man and the woman. The pain and agony of both. The mysterious. And all of this in the cold and beautiful and desolate loneliness of winter. Picture the fox at the stream in the midst of the snow and barren trees. The warmth of love of the two women. The searing passion of the man and the woman. Why wouldn't anyone love this movie? Why isn't is available?


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