The Little Foxes
First screened in April 2003 / Most recently screened in May 2014
Director: William Wyler. Cast: Bette Davis, Teresa Wright, Herbert Marshall, Richard Carlson, Dan Duryea, Charles Dingle, Patricia Collinge, Carl Benton Reid, Jessica Grayson, John Marriott, Russell Hicks, Lucien Littlefield, Virginia Brissac, Terry Nibert, Henry Thomas, Charles R. Moore. Screenplay: Lillian Hellman (based on her play).

Twitter Capsule: Deep-focus approach to stage text pays visual rewards. Some good performances. But Davis, Wyler unusually broad.

VOR:   I don't think every experiment works in the photography or the acting, but as a demonstration of innovative willpower and technical prowess, this is a pretty seminal work.

Photo © 1941 The Samuel Goldwyn Company

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: William Wyler
Best Actress: Bette Davis
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Collinge
Best Supporting Actress: Teresa Wright
Best Screenplay: Lillian Hellman
Best Art Direction: Stephen Goosson; Howard Bristol
Best Film Editing: Daniel Mandell
Best Original Score: Meredith Willson

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