The Little Foxes (1941) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.
Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Bette Davis||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Patricia Collinge||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Teresa Wright||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Stephen Goosson; Interior Decoration: Howard Bristol||Nominated|
|Best Director||William Wyler||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Daniel Mandell||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Meredith Willson||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Samuel Goldwyn Productions||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Lillian Hellman||Nominated|
Screening of "The Little Foxes" at Daystar Center July 24By Stephen Reginald on Jul 23, 2018 From Classic Movie Man
Screening of "The Little Foxes" at Daystar Center July 24 The Little Foxes (1941) Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Room 102 When: July 24, 2018 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald During the turn of the 20th century in the Deep South, the Hubbard family is fighting ... Read full article
The Little Foxes (1941, William Wyler)By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 25, 2017 From The Stop Button
The most impressive things about The Little Foxes are, in no particular order, Bette Davis?s performance (specifically her micro expressions), Patricia Collinge?s supporting performance, director Wyler?s composition, director Wyler?s staging of the narrative (adapted by Lillian Hellman from her play... Read full article
The Little Foxes (1941): the Melodrama for Our Political MomentBy Judy on Jan 28, 2017 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You
I found it eerie watching Regina (Bette Davis) plotting with her brothers in a story described by a contemporary reviewer as a “grim and malignant melodrama.” Certain themes kept surfacing that read like today’s headlines: mistreatment of minorities, disregard for others’ hea... Read full article
1001 Classic Movies: The Little FoxesBy Amanda Garrett on May 23, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films
The Little Foxes starring Bette Davis, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Throughout May, I'll celebrate the 75th anniversary of... Read full article
Classic Films in Focus: THE LITTLE FOXES (1941)By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 11, 2016 From Virtual Virago
The Little Foxes (1941) reunites stars Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall with director William Wyler after their collaboration the previous year in The Letter (1940), in which Davis had also played a morally bankrupt wife who wrecks Marshall's life. The original stage version of the play by Lillian H... Read full article
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Regina Giddens: Alexandra, I've come to the end of my rope, somewhere there's got to be what I want too. Life goes too fast. You can go where you want, do what you want, think what you want. I'd like to keep you with me but I won't make you stay. No, I won't make you stay.
Alexandra Giddens: [Thoughtful] You couldn't Mama. Because I don't want to stay with you. Because I'm beginning to understand about things. Addie said there were people who ate the earth and those that stood around and watched them do it. And just then Uncle Ben said the same thing. Really the same thing. Tell him from me Mama, I'm not going to watch you do it.
David Hewitt: You know, that's the first time I ever heard your mother tell you to do something, and you didn't hop to do it.
Alexandra Giddens: That's a funny thing to say
David Hewitt: You know, you take one step. And then you take another. After a while you'll find out you're walking all by yourself.
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David Hewitt, the character played by Richard Carlson, does not appear at all in the play. He was added to provide a love interest for Alexandra Giddens (Teresa Wright's character), and to add another sympathetic male character to the film besides Horace Giddens (played by Herbert Marshall).
The original stage production of "The Little Foxes" opened at the National Theater in New York on February 15, 1939 and ran for 410 performances. It starred Tallulah Bankhead as Regina Giddens and featured Dan Duryea as Leo Hubbard. As of this date (Aug. 2008), it has had three revivals, starring Anne Bancroft in 1967, Elizabeth Taylor in 1981, and Stockard Channing in 1997.
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