Saturday, December 11, 2010

TOP 300 MOVIES OF ALL TIME: #267 THE LITTLE FOXES (1941)



Based on the Lillian Hellman play, "The Little Foxes" provides one of the most towering performances by an actress in film history. Bette Davis was never more devious or perhaps just plain evil.

The plot is relatively simple. Bette is estranged from her wheelchair bound Herbert Marshall, but they butt heads when he discovers an illegal act centering around money of course. 

Teresa Wright, a greatly under appreciated actress plays their daughter, who reveres her father and is naive, but cautious towards her mother. Dan Duryea gives the best performance of his career.

The highlight of this movie is Bette Davis as a whole, but specifically the finale is as unforgettable as they come. William Wyler delivered a genuine film classic.

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