The Little Foxes
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This adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play involves the corrupt machinations of a wealthy Southern family. Vicious queen bee Regina Giddens and her two greedy brothers scheme mercilessly in their attempt to make a fortune on a new cotton mill. In the process, Regina is more than willing to crush anyone who stands in their way -- including her own husband.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"When viewed today, the hysterical melodrama seems creaky."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Little Foxes is worth seeing for a number of reasons from its beautiful and innovative cinematography to the striking and mordantly witty screenplay."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Sharply written, insightful and still timely study of turn of the century antebellum avarice."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"Significantly (and surprisingly) the nasty tone of Hellman's morality drama about corruption and greed in a Southern clan remained intact, allowing Bette Davis (in a role that Bankhead originated on stage) to shine as the amoral and immoral matriarch"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A sharp and entertaining adaptation of the Lillian Hellman play."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"One of the best films ever made."
‑ Randy Shulman, Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
"A classic example of how a play can be successfully adapted into a movie."
‑ Nigam Nuggehalli,
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