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  1. bryanvmh's rating of the film The Little Foxes

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Une œuvre solide, d'un grand réalisateur, fort soignée, dans laquelle règne une constante atmosphère de tension exacerbée. Talentueuse comme à son habitude, Bette Davis sort du lot par la force et la qualité de son interprétation... www.cinefiches.com

  3. m.jempson@btinternet.com's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Never heard of this before. What a little gem. A damning indictment of the business world, especially in 1941; small wonder Lillian Hellman would later be blacklisted by the notorious House Committee on Un-American Activities. Bette Davis imperious as ever, without the over-acting that turned her into a parody of herself. Sympathetic roles for black actors. And the rain...

  4. Nicolas Pierce's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    This has to be one of the greatest films ever made. Similar to, but possibly even better than, The Magnificent Ambersons - a brilliant drama about some truly awful people who would probably fit right in on President-Elect Trump's cabinet...

  5. P Teddy Sawyer's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    This is so powerful it leaves me short of words.Perhaps that is because it was one of the books formative of my mother's youth . Terrifyingly real in it's political reach into the present and beyond.

  6. Sarah Pietsch's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Great film, very powerful, with themes that resonate strongly in today's world, like greed, corruption and where they can lead to. Excellent performances all round.

  7. Ayesha Casely-Hayford's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    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"

  8. macinytresymon's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    another brilliant social commentary

  9. Aardsy's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Bette Davis is delightfully evil.

  10. Ryan Christopher Coleman's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    I know that this film was adapted from a very successful stage play (Bettes role played originally by miss Tallulah Bankhead), and that the film version was critically applauded and also a surprise commercial success, but it must have been an absolute scandal to watch! Bette and her brothers are ruthless. For me, the scene stealing performance, and the one that makes the whole film worth it is Patricia Collinge's

  11. Edmund Poliks's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    It takes a while to get off the ground for me, but by the second half (and especially the last twenty minutes) the movie reveals itself as an excellently acted slow burn of disillusion and greed.

  12. naokoken's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Enjoyable. Interesting that both this move and AMÉLIE have their own melodrama. This one did not grip me like the other did. Good dialog and set up of character interaction. "Four conversations are three too many."

  13. Erik F.'s rating of the film The Little Foxes

    No one plays an ice-cold bitch better than Bette Davis.

  14. Dan Banks's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    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.

  15. Landen Celano's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Does Wyler know how to compose a tableau, or what?!

  16. dAlton Anthony's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    "Addie, clean up." My grandfather was born in 1915. Left school at the age of 13 to work the railroad from Memphis to St. Louis. A pullman porter. He handed out wash towels and shined shoes for white people in NYC nightclubs. Worked his ass off and died a horrible alcoholic. The history of anti-black racism provides the back-drop and mise-en-scène for this tale of the deep south's disintegration. Good riddance.

  17. mpho3's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    "There's people that eats up the whole earth and all the people on it -- like the Bible with the locusts." - Addie. "Despite appearing to be a Deep South soap opera, TLF ... is one of the strongest indictments of capitalism in all of American film, a stance it probably gets away with by setting it in the South...." M. Keith Booker, Film and the American Left: A Research Guide.

  18. OcioActivo's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Very good drama. Davis absolutely kills it as the icy, even-tempered player that flickers in and out from being valuable to the monetary-driven plot into the rook that takes the king. The pseudo-romance corner of the film isn't fleshed out so well but it's good enough to give that last shot of Davis seeing her daughter go with the guy. The drama is universal & the theme of greed makes the film into a cautionary tale.

  19. David R Williams's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Bette Davis could say more with one look than most actresses could say with 120 pages of dialogue. Classic Hollywood with the most downbeat ending I've seen in ages.

  20. Jonathan's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Greed and deceit are the forces at hand in this timeless tale which is chock full of phenomenal performances led by Bette Davis. Such a treat. I could see this being remade today and being just as relevant, if not even more so.

  21. Allison Rung's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    Not for me. And I was annoyed with an arty and seemingly haphazard repetition of reflection shots.

  22. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    While the performances are usually noted with good reason, it is the collaboration of William Wyler and cinematographer Gregg Toland that really make this sing -- and sting. Toland (Citizen Kane) uses deep focus lenses in groundbreaking fashion, showing background characters in tense interaction. And Wyler's film version is, IMO, better than the play, with more savagery and snobbery afoot. No one is spared.

  23. ronny's rating of the film The Little Foxes

    interesting characters. beautiful story arc. just plain solid filmmaking.

  24. David Richards's rating of the film The Little Foxes

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