Approved | | Drama, Romance
The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.
William Wyler decided not to open the play out for its film adaptation. This was because he recognized in Regina a character rather akin to a director like himself so he wanted to play it out in as theatrical a manner as possible to emphasize her controlling nature.
Would you like to talk to me, Alexandra? Would you... like to sleep in my room tonight?
Alexandra Giddens: Why, Mama? Are you afraid?
On the night before Alexandria leaves for Baltimore when she leans over the railing after Aunt Birdie is slapped: In the wide shot her right hand is about 20 inches from the column, then in the close-up her hand is just inches from the column.
Opening credits prologue: "Take us the foxes, The little foxes, that spoil the vines:
For our vines have tender grapes." The Song of Solomon 2:15
Little foxes have lived in all times, in all places. This family happened to live in the deep South in the year 1900.