August 1941: The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes. William Wyler. 1941.

*gasp* Bette Davis!

She’s magnificent here, but that shouldn’t be a surprise.

This is a film set in the somewhat oldee south, but I wonder whether it’s a conscious political decision to have a black person in just about every scene (mostly as servants, of course). It makes a huge change from these other movies I’ve been watching today, which probably had… like… almost zero? zero? black actors in them.

Director William Wyler was a pinko commie, except the pinko and commie parts, of course.

This is kinda brilliant. Wonderful performances, interesting intrigue and on-point cinematography.

It was nominated for all the Oscars this year and won none, which is appropriate for something as good as this.

Popular movies in August 1941 according to IMDB:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
sc-tt0033836.jpg 7829 8.2 The Little Foxes
sc-tt0033712.jpg 4597 7.7 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
sc-tt0033723.jpg 2651 7.6 Hold That Ghost
sc-tt0033458.jpg 984 7.5 Charlie Chan in Rio
sc-tt0034241.jpg 1042 7.3 Sun Valley Serenade
sc-tt0033428.jpg 487 7.2 Bowery Blitzkrieg
sc-tt0034389.jpg 648 6.9 Whistling in the Dark
sc-tt0033553.jpg 6767 6.9 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
sc-tt0035034.jpg 957 6.8 Manpower
sc-tt0033832.jpg 556 6.8 Life Begins for Andy Hardy

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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