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Foxfire (1955)





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For full appreciation of the culture-clash drama Foxfire, it is crucial that the viewer accept Jeff Chandler as a Native American--not much of a stretch, since he'd previously been thoroughly convincing as Cochise in Broken Arrow. Chandler plays Jonathan Dartland, a half-breed Apache mining engineer working in his native Arizona. On a whim, Eastern socialite Amanda (Jane Russell) marries Jonathan. Disdaining "society", Dartland insists that the flighty Amanda remain in Arizona as a "typical" housewife. The rest of the film deals with the problematic period of adjustment for the seemingly mismatched couple. Foxfire earned a footnote in history as the film which was being screened on the Andrea Doria on the day that the ill-fated luxury liner went down. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Jeff Chandler
as Jonathan Dartland
Dan Duryea
as Hugh Slater
Barton MacLane
as Jim Mablett
Robert F. Simon
as Ernest Tyson
Frieda Inescort
as Mrs. Lawrence
Charlotte Wynters
as Mrs. Mablett
Eddy Waller
as Old Larky
Robert Simon
as Ernest Tyson
Phil Chambers
as Mr. Riley
Robert Bice
as Walt Whitman
Guy Wilkerson
as Mr. Barton
Lillian Bronson
as Mrs. Potter
Mary Carroll
as Mrs. Riley
Dabbs Greer
as Bus Driver
Hal K. Dawson
as Man Tourist
Grace Hayle
as Woman Tourist
Beulah Archuletta
as Indian Woman
Billy Wilkerson
as Apache Chief
Chabon Jadi
as Bellhop
Manley Suathojame
as Indian Husband
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At the same time, unfortunately, the lack of actual Native American actors amongst the cast succeeds in sinking whatever good will the film once retained.

September 16, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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