The Little Foxes


Time Out says

Lillian Hellman's play about the malevolence of human greed, as displayed in the internecine machinations of a wealthy Southern family, now creaks audibly. But you are unlikely ever to see a better version than this, caressed by Gregg Toland's deep focus camerawork, embalmed by Wyler's direction and Goldwyn's sumptuous production values, galvanised by some superlative performances. The sulphurous Davis, her face a livid mask as she dispenses icy venom behind feline purrs, outdoes herself to provide the proceedings with a regally vicious centre; even so, she is in constant danger of being upstaged by Duryea, Dingle and Collinge.

By: TM


Release details

116 mins

Cast and crew

William Wyler
Lillian Hellman, Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell
Bette Davis
Herbert Marshall
Teresa Wright
Patricia Collinge
Dan Duryea
Charles Dingle
Richard Carlson
Carl Benton Reid
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