The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes (1941)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 21, 1941
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2001
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

When viewed today, the hysterical melodrama seems creaky.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The Little Foxes is worth seeing for a number of reasons from its beautiful and innovative cinematography to the striking and mordantly witty screenplay.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Sharply written, insightful and still timely study of turn of the century antebellum avarice.

Emanuel Levy

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

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A sharp and entertaining adaptation of the Lillian Hellman play.

Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

One of the best films ever made.

Nigam Nuggehalli

A classic example of how a play can be successfully adapted into a movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
This is no doubt Bette Davis is an inimitable force when it comes to dramatic acting, but the story of a poisoned family clan fighting over money and female… More
jay nixon
if you like bette when she's bad she's a pit viper here
Megan S
I actually found this movie version a tad more interesting than the play version that I saw. They added a love interest for the young daughter and he was a goof… More
Byron Brubaker
Lillian Hellman's famous dysfunctional Hubbard clan lives in the turn of the 20th century South. Solid performances from the whole cast, although I've… More
Veronique Kwak
the fable of little foxes craving for the sweet vines then wrecking the town is adequate for the story. bette davis plays another power-thirsty strong female… More
John Ballantine
A great play and an even better film thanks to Bette Davis. It may be a bit dated but it is a classic tale of corruption and greed that is relevant to… More