Ever see a movie that was, overall, pretty good but the ending pushed it higher to the realms of very good? I’ve seen several like that and I always get a big kick out of it.
It’s far, far better than a movie that’s excellent all the way through only to have an ending that pushes it down to “fair” or “okay.” I’ve seen that happen a lot too!
The Foxes of Harrow stars two of the best, Maureen O’Hara and Rex Harrison. I love them both to distraction, so I was very excited about seeing this one a few years ago. As I watched, I thought…
- Maureen O’Hara was entirely too beautiful!
- Rex Harrison truly was one of the all-time great leading men.
- The clothes and sets are gorgeous.
- This could… well… it could be a little better….
It was good, throughout, without finding its way to great.
And then the ending came and, suddenly, it became a movie I didn’t just “like” but “loved.” A great ending can do that for you – it wraps the story up and pulls everything together.
No, this isn’t one of Maureen O’Hara or Rex Harrison’s best films – I’d be lying if I said it was. However, it is very, very good and ever so much worth seeing.
Maureen O’Hara and Rex Harrison