Foxfire (1955)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 13, 1955 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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adversity, alcoholism, doctor/nurse, engineering, ghost-town, gold, gold-mine, half-breed, hidden, love, marital-problems, marriage, mine, mining-engineer, miscarriage, Native-American, newlywed, search, socialite, vacation