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The Fox (1967)

R | | Drama | 7 February 1968 (USA)
Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A ... See full summary »

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Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A gentle but powerful man named Paul Renfield who used to live on their farm returns and puts things in order. But his proposal of marriage to Ellen awakens the homosexuality dormant in the girls: Jill uses her weakness to make Ellen feel protective, and the women become active lovers. Written by alfiehitchie

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At one stage, Vivien Leigh, Patricia Neal and Alan Bates were in the running for the leads. See more »

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When Jill goes outside in the morning carrying a metal bucket, she calls out "come on ducks", but it is geese that appear coming out of the shed. See more »

Quotes

Paul Renfield: Maybe you need a man around the place... make things more efficient.
Ellen March: It isn't a question of efficiency. We just don't believe in working that hard.
Paul Renfield: Why did you start?
Jill Banford: Oh... um... The good life, independence, and that sort of thing...
Paul Renfield: Tell me. Have you ever tried talking to them?
Jill Banford: To...?
Paul Renfield: The chickens. Grandpa did it all the time. He used to go out there and he'd have a real heart-to-heart with them about how they weren't doing well by him, and how he's spending good money for feed. And the next ...
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Referenced in Prey (1977) See more »

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That Night
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Sally Stevens
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Pretty good!!
30 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I can't really remember why I sat and watched this movie years ago. I guess because it was late at night and there was nothing else to watch on t.v. The movie is about two women who live in a log cabin in the middle of the woods during the whitest and coldest winter. It is not really obvious that they are lesbians, they just look like good friends at first, but then the secret gets out and catches you by surprise(especially that explicit scene where they make-out on the bed and then one of them starts to kiss the other on the neck, shoulders and chest). All hell breaks loose when one of the lovers soon becomes romantically and physically involved with a man who wanders slowly but painfully into their lives. The other woman gets jealous and will stop at nothing to win the heart of her lesbian lover back!! Pretty good acting!!


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