"The Little Foxes" is a play by Lillian Hellman considered her most famous work.
It is a study of the greedy capitalism that playwright Lillian Hellman believes to have swept aside the traditions and older values of the Southern states.
"The Little Foxes" focuses on the complex of loyalties and rivalries that bind, at the same time, divide the newly wealthy Hubbard family consisting of Ben, Oscar, and Regina. They plot against each other, steal from and deceive each other.
Ben is a bachelor, Oscar has entered into a relationship with the old aristocracy by marrying Birdie, whom he has proceeded to destroy as the new breed has destroyed the old nobility, and Regina, has married a liberal financier.
In order to complete a lucrative deal, the three Hubbards need each to provide a large sum of money. The play details the processes by which Regina's portion is provided. It concludes when she proves herself stronger than the whining Oscar and more merciless than the bullying Ben.
The play is apparently morally disturbing, a sad but somehow realistic situation about corruption, cruelty and blackmail in family community.