The Foxes Of Harrow (1947)
The 1947 Twentieth Century Fox film "The Foxes Of Harrow", shows a "twenty dollar gold piece",
a small copper coin, and silver coins on a card table.
and a plantation at cards, marries a beautiful woman (Maureen O'Hara), then his problems begin.
The film was based on the popular Frank Yerby novel of the same title.
including a "twenty dollar gold piece" (in 1827) and a small copper coin.
Later he plays cards with a drunken plantation owner and silver dollar sized coins are shown.
Stephen is the illegitimate offspring of a wealthy Irish family.
He is handed over to be adopted by a Sean Fox and his wife.
Sean is to receive "twenty golden sovereigns" per year for this service.
along with details of his real ancestry.
The boat's captain threatens to have his crew kill Stephen unless he hands over money.
2. Stephen Fox hands over money
Stephen hands over "a twenty dollar gold piece, ten, these two shillings".
The captain tells him to "keep your shillings".
The coin which then appears is apparently the "ten".
3. Coin closeup
The coin prop appears to be a worn British penny or a copy of one.
There he meets Odalie D'Arceneaux, the daughter of a wealthy local family.
4. Stephen meets Odalie
Stephen enters a Twenty-One (Blackjack) card game and soon he and a drunken plantation owner
are the only ones left in the game.
5. Stephen gambles for high stakes
Soon Stephen has a pile of money, first in the shape of silver dollars, and later in paper.
6. Cards and coins
Some silver-dollar sized prop coins or tokens are shown, along with a winning
Twenty-One (Blackjack) hand.
resulting in a duel in which Stephen kills the owner.
He then marries Odalie.
7. Odalie marries Stephen
Stephen gets drunk on the wedding night and Odalie refuses to see him.
He breaks down her bedroom door and assaults her, resulting in a pregnancy.
8. Voodoo queen
Stephen finds that Odalie has been consulting a Voodoo master about her pregnancy.
They have a child who is later killed in an accident.
Stephen has taken a mistress, Desiree.
9. Stock market panic
Many investors have lost their money.
10. Stephen brings a friend (Desiree) to the stock market
Some market members object to Stephen's friend but his money allows her to stay.
save the plantation by selling furnishings and objects of art.
harvest the sugar cane.
11. Harvesting the sugar cane
With the sale of the sugar, the plantation is saved, and Stephen and Odalie decide to
have a normal marriage.
12. Stephen and Odalie begin a new life
Rex Harrison as Stephen Fox
Maureen O'Hara as Odalie D'Arceneaux
Patricia Medina as Desiree
Writers: Wanda Tuchock, Frank Yerby (novel)