Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Forgotten Movie: THE FOX




Based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence, director Rydell moves the setting to snowy Canada.

In an attempt to become independent and get away from the city, two young women (Sandy Dennis and Anne Heywood).are managing a small farm. Keir Dulleau, whose grandfather once lived on the farm, turns up offering to help with the work.

The only threat to this idyllic setting comes from a fox that preys on the chickens. Miss Heywood cannot quite bring herself to kill the fox, although she sees it several times. Dullea finally shoots it; but, of course, Dullea is also a fox, preying on the two women.

After Dullea and Miss Heywood announce that they plan to be married, Sandy Dennis comes completely undone.

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Oh, this is one I haven't seen. Thanks for sharing. I like Sandy Dannis' work...

Todd Mason said...

And if anyone was destined to play a repressed lesbian at that time in film, it was Dennis...

Anonymous said...

I remember the controversy at the time over the nudity and lesbianism.

Not that there's anything wrong with that of course.


Jeff M.