Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 85: Mon Aug 9

The Little Foxes (Wyler, 1941): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6pm

This 35mm presentation, also being screened on August 16th and 19th, is part of the BFI Southbank's Bette Davis season. Full details here.

Time Out review:
Lillian Hellman's play about the malevolence of human greed, as displayed in the internecine machinations of a wealthy Southern family, now creaks audibly. But you are unlikely ever to see a better version than this, caressed by Gregg Toland's deep focus camerawork, embalmed by Wyler's direction and Goldwyn's sumptuous production values, galvanised by some superlative performances. The sulphurous Davis, her face a livid mask as she dispenses icy venom behind feline purrs, outdoes herself to provide the proceedings with a regally vicious centre.
Tom Milne

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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