The Foxes of Harrow (1947)

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In pre-Civil War New Orleans, Louisiana, roguish Irish gambler Stephen Fox (Sir Rex Harrison) buys his way into society, something he couldn't do in his homeland because he is illegitimate.



  • Celia Lovsky in The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
  • Maureen O'Hara and Rex Harrison in The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
  • Maureen O'Hara and Rex Harrison in The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
  • Maureen O'Hara, Vanessa Brown, and Napoleon Simpson in The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
  • Rex Harrison, Helen Crozier, Gene Lockhart, and Napoleon Simpson in The Foxes of Harrow (1947)

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20 November 1999 | fordraff
Mediocre treatment of Yerby's best-selling novel.
This is a Cliff's Notes version of a heavily plotted historical novel dealing with Stephen Fox's rise and fall in New Orleans plantation society during the 1820's-1830's. Film has plot points similar to GWTW and "Anthony Adverse." Fox is Yerby's version of Rhett Butler; Odalie, his version of Scarlett. Rex Harrison is sadly miscast as Fox; Maureen O'Hara is waxy and cold as Odalie. Treatment of black characters is the most condescending I've seen in a film from this era (1947). Received top notch production values; should have been in color. But '47 was the year Fox made "Forever Amber" and its color went into that historical romance.

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