Foxes of Harrow, The (1947): New Orleans Melodrama Starring Rex Harrison

Directed by John Stahl, this potboiler, set in New Orleans in the 1820s, was based on the best-selling book by Frank Yerby.

Rex Harrison stars as a fortune hunter in this silly period piece whose ensemble also includes Maureen O’Hara, Victor McLaglen, and Gene Lockhart.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Art Direction-Set Decoration: Lyle Wheeler and Maurice Ransford; Thomas Little and Paul S. Fox

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Art Direction Oscar was David Lean’s Great Expectations.