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The Belstone Fox (1973)

Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!

Director:

James Hill

Writers:

James Hill, David Rook (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eric Porter ... Asher Smith
Jeremy Kemp ... John Kendrick
Bill Travers ... Tod
Rachel Roberts ... Cathie Smith
Heather Wright ... Jenny Smith
Dennis Waterman ... Stephen Durno
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Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!

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When you hunt The Belstone Fox...you hunt his way!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Spirit See more »

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Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Eric Porter was only cast as Asher Smith after the actor first cast was injured in a riding accident. See more »

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A magnificent film.
21 December 2001 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

The director and star of BORN FREE re-team to tell the story of Tag, a fox reared with a fox-hound. From the book THE BALLAD OF THE BELSTONE FOX by David Rook and later remade as the animated Disney film "The Fox and the Hound." A magnificent family film that ultimately brings up questions about the ethics of fox-hunts, mixes the fun of Benji with the drama of Old Yeller.


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