Foxfire (1955 film)
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|Directed by||Joseph Pevney|
|Screenplay by||Ketti Frings|
|Story by||Anya Seton|
|Distributed by||Universal Studios|
|Release date(s)||June 13, 1955 (NYC)|
|Running time||87 minutes|
|Box office||$1.9 million (US rentals)|
Foxfire is a 1955 Hollywood motion picture, that starred Jane Russell and Jeff Chandler. Foxfire is historically notable in that it was the last American film to be shot in three-strip Technicolor, which process had been displaced by the coarser-grained and less chromatically saturated, but much cheaper, Eastmancolor single-strip process.
After her car breaks down in the desert, Amanda Lawrence accepts a ride from Jonathan Dartland, a mining engineer, and his friend Hugh Slater, a doctor. Invited to a party at her wealthy mother's, "Dart" claims not to be fond of rich, spoiled women, but he and Amanda fall in love.
Amanda's mother is not pleased to hear that Dart's own mother is an Apache Indian, once married to a Boston college professor. Apaches work for Dart in a mine, but women are not welcome and Amanda feels ignored. She spends more time with Hugh, causing gossip in town begun by Maria, who is attracted to the doctor.
A pregnant Amanda seeks out Dart's mother, an Apache princess, who explains some of her son's attitudes. Dart angrily believes Amanda to be off with Hugh somewhere, however. When she returns, he is drunk and violent with her, causing a miscarriage.
Amanda intends to return home. A collapse of the Foxfire mine injures Dart, but he also finds a rich vein of gold there. Informed that he's been hurt, Amanda rushes back to him.
Main cast 
- Jane Russell as Amanda Dartland
- Jeff Chandler as Jonathan Dartland
- Dan Duryea as Hugh Slater
- Mara Corday as Maria
- 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956
On 25 July 1956 Foxfire was the film playing aboard the SS Andrea Doria at the time it was stuck by the MS Stockholm.
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