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The Belstone Fox (1973)

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:

James Hill

Writers:

James Hill, David Rook (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eric Porter ... Asher Smith
Jeremy Kemp ... John Kendrick
Bill Travers ... Tod
Rachel Roberts ... Cathie Smith
Heather Wright ... Jenny Smith
Dennis Waterman ... Stephen Durno
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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!

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Spirit See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Eric Porter was only cast as Asher Smith after the actor first cast was injured in a riding accident. See more »

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A true classic British film

I really did enjoy this film.I seen it two times as a teenager,and was really touched on the beauty and English countryside.It is a film that appeals to both young and old .though I do think that some of the scenes that i remember especially a love scene has been cut I bought a video of the film and noticed that something was missing.I did read the book by James Rook.THE BALLAD OF THE BELSTONE FOX..i really do think that this film does the book justice.Fox hunting has now been banned in England so the film also puts on record a fox hunt that now most probably will be resigned to history books...On reading the book I think the hunt featured was based on the BELVOIR HUNT based in Lincolnshire


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