Index of Links to the fur fashion reviews and galleries for each posted film.
Fur Films by Decade:
- Baby Face – Barbara Stanwyck sleeps her way up the corporate ladder and accumulates some fine fur coats in the process. Review – Gallery.
- The Crash – Set in the late ’20s with fashion so early ’30s, the fox furs anachronistically fly in this somber entry. Review – Gallery.
- The Eagle and the Hawk – Carole Lombard smoking in a coat with a huge white fox collar and cuffs from an obscure 1933 war film. Review – Gallery.
- Girls About Town – Kay Francis in a movie where she wears lots of fur. This happens a lot. That’s a good thing. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- I’m No Angel – Mae West is a well-dressed circus lion tamer in a big fox wraps and coats. Review – Gallery.
- Lady with a Past – Constance Bennett wears furs for over one-third of the entire film as a jilted heiress looking to get her man back. Review – Gallery.
- Manhattan Melodrama – Myrna Loy wears fox furs opposite William Powell in a film that’s not about a thin man. Review – Gallery.
- The Match King – A man makes a fortune in matches, and his would-be girlfriend dumps him wearing a fabulous fox-trimmed outfit. Review – Gallery.
- Morning Glory – Katharine Hepburn in a huge white fox trimmed wrap from the film that won her an Oscar. Review – Gallery.
- No More Orchids – Carole Lombard stars in this fine example of a spoiled heiress film, with her character appropriately well dressed in several furs. Review – Gallery.
- Rockabye – Constance Bennett brings home the early 30’s fox collar prize as she visits the courtroom in a stunning collar and matching barrel muff. Review – Gallery.
- Shanghai Express – An iconic role for Marlene Dietrich and one of the best single fur fashion sequences committed to film. Review – Gallery.
- Success at Any Price – Relative unknown Genevieve Tobin is the mistress and wife of some rich guys and wears the furs to prove it. Review – Gallery.
- The Thin Man Films – It starts in 1934 and goes to 1947, reviewing five of the six films that include notable furs. Review – Gallery.
- This is the Night – Thelma Todd and Lily Damita star in this ultra-complex 1932 romantic comedy, both in some nice furs. Review – Gallery.
- Angel – Dietrich is the Angel from the title, of course, and wears fox and mink to compliment her divine status. Review – Gallery.
- The Annabel Films – Two for one update with a young, beautiful Lucille Ball in her early film career. Review – Gallery.
- The Awful Truth – Irene Dunne returns in the most enormous white fox coat of all time. Review – Gallery.
- Blond Cheat – Joan Fontaine leads a less notable cast in exceptional fox furs in this 1938 entry. Review – Gallery.
- Born Reckless – A “B” movie from 1937 with a very “A” selection of furs worn by the owner of a struggling cab company. Review – Gallery.
- Break of Hearts – Katharine Hepburn movie where Katharine Hepburn doesn’t wear a lot of fur. Lucky for you, Jean Howard comes to the rescue with a huge white fox coat. Review – Gallery.
- Breakfast for Two – Barbara Stanwyck starts the day off right with huge fox fashions in this “screwball” comedy from 1937. Glenda Farrell pitches in with some extra furs, too. Review – Gallery.
- The Bride Wore Red – Joan Crawford in a beautiful and huge fox fur collar. Review – Gallery.
- Broadway Melody of 1936 – It’s about Broadway in 1936, so it has girls in huge fox coats and guys made up to look like girls in huge fox coats. Review – Gallery.
- Dracula’s Daughter – Marguerite Churchill’s secretarial stipend allows her to perform her duties in a huge white fox cape. Review – Gallery.
- Fight For Your Lady – ’30s RomCom action with Margot Grahame and Ida Lupino looking lovely as ever in some hefty fox furs. Review – Gallery.
- Fools for Scandal – Carole Lombard’s “worst” film has quite a few nice furs, both on Miss Lombard and gossipy Isabel Jeans. Review – Gallery.
- Ice Follies of 1939 – Joan Crawford doesn’t skate much in a movie about ice skating. She wears some great furs to make up for it, though. Review – Gallery.
- I’ll Take Romance – Grace Moore does her part to reinforce that Broadway diva in fur stereotype with this late ’30s romantic comedy. Review – Gallery.
- The Law in Her Hands – Mob lawyer Mary Wentworth dresses in style with a big white fox fur wrap. Review – Gallery.
- The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt – A gentleman detective entry featuring Ida Lupino in several fox furs, including a spectacular white fox coat. Review – Gallery.
- Love Is A Headache – A woman called Charlie wears a lot of big fox furs in this shocking expose of adoption in 1938 New York. Review – Gallery.
- Love Is News – A little-known 1937 film with Loretta Young as a ‘madcap heiress’ with an extensive fur wardrobe. Review – Gallery.
- Libeled Lady – Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy in a classic with many furs. Review – Gallery.
- The Mad Miss Manton – Quite simply, the most fantastic fur fashion film of all time. There is no equal. Review – Gallery.
- Mannequin – It’s the one with Joan Crawford, not Kim Cattrall. It has more and better furs than that one. You like big fur collars? Review – Gallery + Clip.
- Mr. Dodd Takes the Air – The story of Claude Dodd and the well-dressed women who surround him. Review – Gallery.
- Over the Moon (1939) – What do you do when you inherit 18 million? You buy lots of furs and take your fur-wearing besties around the world! Review – Gallery + Clip.
- Remember – Divorce and large fox coats mix once more in this romantic comedy that features an amnesia potion as a critical plot point. Review – Gallery.
- Rendezvous – Rosalind Russel anchors this spy flick that features Binnie Barnes as a Russian spy in better furs. Review – Gallery.
- Roberta – Updated gallery of stills from the film Roberta, much higher quality. Review – Gallery.
- Times Square Lady – 1935 crime drama/comedy with many furs, starring Virginia Bruce as the Lady in question. Review – Gallery.
- Dance, Girl, Dance – I greatly enjoy Lucy as burlesque queen Tiger Lilly in her oversized white fox fur coat, among a great selection of other furs. Review – Gallery.
- The Dolly Sisters – A ’40s musical with a happier ending than the one upon which it was based, gives Betty Grable the chance to show off a fabulous white fox-trimmed coat. Review – Gallery.
- Easy to Wed – A remake of Libeled Lady with a slightly pre “I Love” Lucille Ball taking up the fur-wearing mantle from Jean Harlow. Review – Gallery.
- The Falcon Films – Group update featuring the furs from a series of “gentleman detective” films starring “The Falcon.” Review – Gallery.
- Father Takes a Wife – Gloria Swanson, in her last role before the big comeback, stars in a film with many lovely furs not meant for the ’40s. Review – Gallery.
- Lady Be Good – Hollywood makes divorce fun again in this Oscar-winning musical that features a few lovely foxes. Review – Gallery.
- Lady of Burlesque – Barbara Stanwyck pushing big fox fur into the ’40s with 1943’s Lady of Burlesque, where Stephanie Bachelor steals the show as a smoking fur-clad faux Russian vamp. Review – Gallery.
- The Lone Wolf Strikes – Sequel to The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt loses Ida Lupino but keeps the big white fox furs. Review – Gallery.
- They All Kissed the Bride – Young, beautiful Joan Crawford in an enormous full-length silver fox fur coat, what more do you need? Review – Gallery.
- Tin Pan Alley – Alice Faye and Betty Grable are almost upstaged by lesser-known Esther Ralston’s big fox trimmed cape and muff. Review – Gallery.
- Death of a Scoundrel – George Sanders goes from Falcon to Scoundrel in this 1956 film, and the fox stoles go with him. Review – Gallery.
- Let’s Do It Again – Someone remakes The Awful Truth in 1953 with one of the biggest blush fox stoles of all time. Review – Gallery.
- Party Girl – Cyd Charisse is the titular character, a showgirl with a couple friendly furs she wears in this crime drama. Review – Gallery.
- Silk Stockings – The 1950’s musical version of Ninotchka features Cyd Charisse in no furs at all, but Janis Paige in a few brilliantly dyed fox furs. Review – Gallery.
- Singing in the Rain – Silent film star Lina Lamont doesn’t stay silent in a selection of thick fox furs in this critical darling. Review – Gallery.
- Billion Dollar Brain – Not-Bond saves the world from a really dumb plan to invade the USSR with help from a Soviet agent in fur. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- The Great Race – Comedy from 1965 about a race in 1908 that features the lovely Natalie Wood in 3 different fox furs one after another. Review – Gallery.
- Juliet of the Spirits – Bland hausfrau hallucinates while getting advice from a sexy neighbor. Sexy neighbor wears largest white fox fur-trimmed dress in history. Review – Gallery.
- The Millionairess – Sophia Loren wears some furs that certainly weren’t common for the ’60s in this comedy. Review – Gallery.
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Rigg, Diana Rigg. The only thing that really matters in this Bond flick and lovely in red fox and chinchilla. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- What a Way to Go! – Shirley MacLaine meets and marries a bunch of guys who end up dying. She wears lovely furs in the process, at least. Review – Gallery.
- The Bitch – Joan Collins revives her career with this 1979 softcore drama about nothing particularly interesting except the great fox capes she wears. Review – Gallery.
- Darktown Strutters – Strange things happen late at night on Turner Classic Movies; this is one of the stranger ones, with big ’70s fox furs. Review – Gallery.
- Daughters of Darkness – Deconstructive gal pal vampire take wherein you get a Marlene Dietrich-inspired version of Countess Bathory in a big fox-trimmed coat. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- The Dr. Phibes Films – A double dose of ’70s horror about the 1920s, with a sinister, fur draped henchwoman named Vulnavia. Review – Gallery.
- Funny Lady – Barbara Streisand stars in a sequel biopic of Franny Brice, wearing some excellent 70’s inspired ’30s fox furs. Review – Gallery.
- The Great Bank Hoax – Obscure little comedy from the ’70s that worked in a sexy “fur coat seduction” sequence. Review – Gallery.
- Magnum Cop – Late ’70s Italian exploitation meets Joan Collins in white fox fur. I hope the lira was worth it. Review + Gallery + Clip.
- Ritual of Evil – A short appearance of a big white fox collar and matching hat in a made-for-tv movie from 1970. Review & Gallery.
- Snapshot – Australian “thriller” from 1979 with an excellent selection of late ’70s furs worn by Chantal Contouri while smoking like a champ. Review – Gallery.
- Asso (Ace) is an Italian comedy from 1981 with an unfortunate English-sounding name and a fortune Edwige Fenech in beautiful ’80s furs. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- City Heat – Formulaic action buddy cop comedy that redeems itself only by showing Madeline Kahn in a huge white fox coat. Review – Gallery.
- Covergirl – Irena Ferris sells some furs thanks to simp Jeff Conway. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- Forever Lulu – Obscure ’80s flick that’s basically Desperately Seeking Debbie Harry, where the seeker wears an oversized white fox coat over a third of the film. Review – Gallery.
- The Hotel New Hampshire – Long, complex, meandering, and other unflattering adjectives could be applied to the film, but it worked in Jodie Foster and Natassja Kinski in sumptuous furs too. Review – Gallery.
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Short, sweet, this possibly two-for-one ’80s mega fox was a rarity in 1989. Review – Gallery.
- Rent-a-Cop. Liza’s not-too-auspicious return to movies includes some great “80s hooker in furs” fox, including a red fox seen on-screen for extended periods. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- Night Shift – Shelly Long reinforces the 1980’s “hookers in fur” stereotype with a gorgeous and well filmed full-length fox fur coat. Review – Gallery.
- The Stuff – A satirical ’80s horror film with that tired “huge ’80s fur coat fashion show” you get in every satirical ’80s horror film. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- Too Scared to Scream – A lady in a coat with a huge fox collar shows up in a slasher movie in the first ten minutes. That’s not ending well for her. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- White of Eye – Stay warm in the desert and seduce handymen while wearing lynx in this oddly costumed horror/thriller. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day – Amy Adams plays a typical late ’30s madcap comedy heroine and wears some almost period-authentic furs. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- Why Did I Get Married – Tyler Perry relationship film that features affluent couples on a ski resort vacation and all the furs they wear. Review – Gallery.
- Cruella – Disney makes an origin story about a fur-obsessed villain and almost completely forgets the furs. Almost. Review & Gallery.
- House of Gucci – Lady Gaga stars in an ’80s period piece with many authentic ’80s furs. Pretty much the only way you’ll get them in this decade. Review – Gallery + Clip.
- Madame Claude – French remake of a 1977 film based on a true story. Period authentic real fur makes a number of appearances. Review – Gallery + Clip.