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Black Fury (1935)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  18 May 1935 (USA)
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An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a bitter labor dispute between the workers and the mine owners.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Radek
Karen Morley ...
Anna Novak
William Gargan ...
Slim
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McGee
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Mike (as John T. Qualen)
J. Carrol Naish ...
Steve (as J. Carroll Naish)
Vince Barnett ...
Kubanda
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Poole
Henry O'Neill ...
Hendricks
Joseph Crehan ...
Farrell (as Joe Crehan)
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Mrs. Mary Novak
Sara Haden ...
Sophie Shemanski (as Sarah Haden)
Willard Robertson ...
Mr. J.J. Welsh
Effie Ellsler ...
Bubitschka
Wade Boteler ...
Mulligan
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An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a bitter labor dispute between the workers and the mine owners.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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18 May 1935 (USA)  »

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The film was banned outright in Chicago, Guatemala, Spain, Peru, Venezuela, Trinidad and other countries. Many other locales required cuts in police brutality, Mike's murder and the mine explosions. The Hays office was concerned about Joe's criminal behavior in setting off the mine explosions not being punished, but eventually issued a certificate of approval. See more »

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The orchestra at the dance, near the beginning of the film, are miming extremely unconvincingly. See more »

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Spoofed in Porky's Party (1938) See more »

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Why Do I Dream Those Dreams?
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on piano in bar during scene where men challenge Radek
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Best film of year
12 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let's look at 1935: I don't think there's anyone reviewing now who went to the movies that year, so we have to rely on video. I've seen about 100 films from that year; many have not been preserved. "The Informer"won the Oscar, and a worthy film it was. "A Night at the Opera," "ChinaSeas," "The Good Fairy" "Lives of a Bengal lancer," "Naughty Marietta,"and "The Devil Is a Woman" also came out that year, all great films. "Black Fury" was better than any of them. It's gripping from the first frame to the last. It's as realistically set, and politically sensitive, as any Hollywood film. The closest political thriller I've seen to it is "Massacre" (1934). I loved it for the big factors, like digging itself into an impossible hole, then managing to escape, and Muni's performance. Also for the small ones, like all the supporting performances and the fact that the union happens to be integrated.


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