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Sunday, December 28, 2014

"The Little Foxes" (1941)


Bette Davis stole the plum Broadway role of venal Regina Giddons from Talullah Bankhead for this movie version. No matter, Lillian Hellman's play of a morally corrupt Southern family is slightly softened but still packs a whallup, due mainly to William Wyler's expert direction and Greg Toland's amazing deep focus cinematography. A handsome production that includes smarmy Dan Duryea and the lovely (as always) Teresa Wright. 


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