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The Foxes of Harrow (1947) John M. Stahl, Rex Harrison, Maureen O’Hara, Richard Haydn, Drama

The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
Frank Yerby’s Foxes of Harrow was one of those long historical novels so popular in the 1940s. 20th Century-Fox boiled the novel down into 118 minutes’ worth of essentials for this film version. In antebellum New Orleans, roguish Irish gambler Rex Harrison buys his way into society–something he couldn’t do in his homeland because he is illegitimate. Sequestering himself in a mansion won in a card game, Harrison courts Southern belle Maureen O’Hara, but their subsequent marriage is befouled by Rex’s incessant womanizing. Though tempted to walk out for good, O’Hara stays by her husband’s side after he loses his fortune, hoping that the impoverished Harrison will now behave more responsibly.
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Holy Matrimony (1943) John M. Stahl

Holy Matrimony (1943)
Famed English painter Priam Farll has spent the last 25 years living in various remote locations with only his trusted manservant, Henry Leek, for company. While Farll is summoned to London to receive a knighthood, Leek falls ill and dies. Wishing to avoid the ostentation knighthood ceremony, the reclusive painter assumes his valet’s identity. Farll, posing as Leek, soon receives a letter from Alice Chalice, a widow who has been corresponding with Leek through a marriage bureau and is expecting to finally meet her beloved in person…
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