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The Fox (1967)

PG | | 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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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 Grenfell
Glynne Morris Glynne Morris ... Overstreet (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 Grenfell 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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Ellen didn't know who she was or what she was...with Jill she was one thing...with Paul another. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

PG | 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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This film was rated "R" on its initial release in 1968. It was re-edited in 1973 to obtain a "PG" rating, and this is the version shown on Turner Classic Movies - rated TV14-S. 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 Grenfell: [to Jill] 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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Connections

Featured in Homo Promo (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

That Night
(uncredited)
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Sally Stevens
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Pretty good!!
30 June 2003 | by chaplins_charlieSee all my reviews

I can't really remember why I sat and watched this movie years ago. I guess because it was late at night and there was nothing else to watch on t.v. The movie is about two women who live in a log cabin in the middle of the woods during the whitest and coldest winter. It is not really obvious that they are lesbians, they just look like good friends at first, but then the secret gets out and catches you by surprise(especially that explicit scene where they make-out on the bed and then one of them starts to kiss the other on the neck, shoulders and chest). All hell breaks loose when one of the lovers soon becomes romantically and physically involved with a man who wanders slowly but painfully into their lives. The other woman gets jealous and will stop at nothing to win the heart of her lesbian lover back!! Pretty good acting!!


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