IA #61: Another Part of the Forest (1948)

 Another Part of the Forest (1948) on IMDb

Leonard Maltin called Another Part of the Forest an “unpleasant but well-acted movie.” If I believed in short descriptions for entries in the Internet Archive Top 100, that would be sufficient.

This movie is based on Lillian Hellman’s play, a prequel to The Little Foxes. It stars Fredric March and his real-life wife Florence Eldridge as the heads of the wealthy, ruthless Hubbard family and details their rise to prominence. Time magazine wrote, “Under Michael Gordon’s direction it is a nearly perfect example of how to film a play.” So this is really good, if not much fun. I’d prefer fun and not good, but the IMDb voters and Maltin think differently, so there you are.