Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Fox

1967 Canadian Feature

Cast: Sandy Dennis, Keir Dullea and Anne Heywood
Director: Mark Rydell
Writers: Lewis John Carlino and Howard Koch, based on the novella by D.H. Lawrence

Two women, struggling to support themselves by raising chickens on an isolated farm in rural Canada, find their secluded existence disturbed by the arrival of a stranger.


  • Internet Movie Database: /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 67% / Audience: 56%

  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best English-Language Foreign Film; also nominated for Best Actress - Drama (Heywood), Director and Screenplay.

  • D.H. Lawrence's novella The Fox first appeared in the magazine The Dial in 1922.
  • Feature film debut of director Mark Rydell.
  • The film was released soon after the dissolution of the Motion Picture Association of America Production Code and includes scenes of nudity, masturbation and physical relations between two women. Rated R at the time of its original release, it was re-edited and rated PG in 1973.

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