The Foxes Of Harrow (1947)

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  • THE FOXES OF HARROW


    DIRECTED BY JOHN M STAHL
    PRODUCED BY WILLIAM A. BACHER
    ORIGINAL MUSIC BY DAVID BUTTOLPH
    TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION



    Information from IMDb


    Plot Summary


    Fox; an orphan boy from Ireland who makes his own fortune in America in the 1810's.
    Winning a plantation in a lucky game of cards, from a sore loser who also forfeits his life,
    Fox sets out to establish a new Harrow, one with a benevolent attitude
    to the slave workers, and to pursue and marry Maureen O'Hara
    --- where the trouble begins.
    Written by ethanedwards


    Full Cast
    Rex Harrison .... Stephen Fox
    Maureen O'Hara .... Odalie 'Lilli' D'Arceneaux
    Richard Haydn .... Andre LeBlanc
    Victor McLaglen .... Captain Mike Farrell
    Vanessa Brown .... Aurore D'Arceneaux
    Patricia Medina .... Desiree
    Gene Lockhart .... Viscount Henri D'Arceneaux
    Charles Irwin .... Sean Fox
    Hugo Haas .... Hugo Ludenbach
    Dennis Hoey .... Master of Harrow
    Roy Roberts .... Tom Warren
    Dorothy Adams .... Mrs. Fox (uncredited)
    Rene Beard .... Little Inch (uncredited)
    A.C.H. Billbrew .... Tante Caleen (uncredited)
    Eugene Borden .... French auctioneer (uncredited)
    Frederick Burton .... Creole Gentleman (uncredited)
    André Charlot .... Dr. Terrebone (uncredited)
    Joseph Crehan .... Captain (uncredited)
    Helen Crozier .... Zorline (uncredited)
    Mary Currier .... Mrs. Warren (uncredited)
    William 'Wee Willie' Davis .... Sailor (uncredited)
    Jean Del Val .... Dr. Le Fevre (uncredited)
    Bernard DeRoux .... Creole Waiter (uncredited)
    Ralph Faulkner .... (uncredited)
    John Hamilton .... Ship's cargo official (uncredited)
    Suzette Harbin .... Belle (uncredited)
    Marcel Journet .... St.-Ange (uncredited)
    Robert Emmett Keane .... Auctioneer (uncredited)
    Jimmy Lagano .... Etienne, age 3 (uncredited)
    Henri Letondal .... Maspero (uncredited)
    Celia Lovsky .... Minna Ludenbach (uncredited)
    Sam McDaniel .... Josh (uncredited)
    Clear Nelson Jr. .... Little Inch at Age 3 (uncredited)
    Georges Renavent .... Priest (uncredited)
    William Schallert .... Philadelphia Banker (uncredited)
    Napoleon Simpson .... Georges (uncredited)
    Randy Stuart .... Stephen's Mother (uncredited)
    Libby Taylor .... Angelina (uncredited)
    Bill Walker .... Ty Demon (uncredited)
    Bill Ward .... Etienne Fox at Age 6 (uncredited)
    Kenneth Washington .... Achille (uncredited)
    Kenny Washington .... Achille (uncredited)
    Jasper Weldon .... Jode (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    Wanda Tuchock
    Frank Yerby novel


    Cinematography
    Joseph LaShelle


    Trivia
    Kenneth Washington's TV debut.


    "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 6, 1948 with Maureen O'Hara reprising her film role.


    "The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 23, 1948 with Rex Harrison, Maureen O'Hara and Gene Lockhart reprising their film roles.


    Memorable Quotes


    Filming Location
    20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • The Foxes of Harrow (1947) is an adventure film directed by John M. Stahl
    and produced by William A. Bacher.
    The film Rex Harrison, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Haydn with Victor McLaglen,
    Vanessa Brown, Patricia Medina, Gene Lockhart, and Hugo Haas.
    It features original music by David Buttolph and cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.
    The film was nominated an Academy Award for Best Art Direction
    (Lyle Wheeler, Maurice Ransford, Thomas Little, Paul S. Fox). [1]
    The storyline is derived from the eponymous novel
    The Foxes of Harrow by Frank Yerby.



    As far as I know, this film is a rare one
    as films like this, about slavery, are no longer always readily available.


    Apparently this is an engrossing drama,Maureen stars with Rex Harrison,
    who is trying to marry, her, when the trouble begins
    Another good performance from Maureen
    in this rare Stahl film.
    Victor McLaglen is in this one, so it's got to be worth seeing!



    User Review


    Author: vitaleralphlouis from United States

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    Forget Frank Yerby's novel and take this fine movie on its own terms and you'll find Rex Harrison -- a great actor from my father's era -- as Fox; an orphan boy from Ireland who makes his own fortune in America in the 1810's. Winning a plantation in a lucky game of cards, from a sore loser who also forfeits his life, Fox sets out to establish a new Harrow, one with a benevolent attitude to the slave workers, and to pursue and marry Maureen O'Hara --- where the trouble begins.


    The story will involve the Panic of 1821 and other matters which make for a great story whose description ought to end right here.


    In the South (as well as in most northern states; particularly New York and New Jersey) they had slaves working on plantations and elsewhere in the 1810-1821 era. Slavery has set current day Hollywood into a tizzy and state of confusion, thus films of historic accuracy made by a pre- Political Correctness film industry are not only misjudged but are under suppression. Thus Foxes of Harrow and virtually any other film portraying slaves (except revisionist history like Steven Spielberg's foolish and unsuccessful Amisted) are no longer available for public view. Foxes of Harrow has never been released in video.

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

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    Turning difficult for Maureen who did not like Rex Harrison as being too vulgar and arrogant. She nicknamed him "Sexy Rexy" ... Note that this is the only film in which some words were exchanged in French!

    a small video

    Good reading!

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush:

    Edited 2 times, last by Romy ().

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    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush: