When it sticks to the play, this is a marvel -- impeccably acted by the entire cast and brilliantly produced by Wyler and his crew. Alas, there's some silliness added to the story, mostly having to do with Theresa Wright's character, but it doesn't detract as much as it might have
Totally brilliant. When you've cheated till you've not got a friend left in the world. Be very afraid.
Comment on Song of Solomon 2:15 by Matthew Henry: "The first risings of sinful thoughts & desires, the beginnings of trifling pursuits which waste the time, trifling visits, small departures from truth, whatever would admit some conformity to the world; all these & many more are LITTLE FOXES which must be removed"
This film is a slow-burner that has you surrounded by flames before you realize the oven's even been turned on. It may be 75 years old, but its scathing indictment of greed is as applicable as ever. Powerful, poignant, and angry, it's anchored by masterful directing and outstanding performances across the board. I look forward to reading the play.