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Director:
Writers:
Bartlett Cormack (screen play) and
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Release Date:
29 May 1936 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
TWO LOVERS...VICTIMS OF MOB VIOLENCE! (original 1936 window card poster)
Plot:
When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Dehumanization of a Good Man See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sylvia Sidney ... Katherine Grant

Spencer Tracy ... Joe Wilson

Walter Abel ... District Attorney

Bruce Cabot ... Kirby Dawson
Edward Ellis ... Sheriff

Walter Brennan ... 'Bugs' Meyers

Frank Albertson ... Charlie
George Walcott ... Tom
Arthur Stone ... Durkin
Morgan Wallace ... Fred Garrett
George Chandler ... Milton Jackson
Roger Gray ... Stranger

Edwin Maxwell ... Vickery
Howard C. Hickman ... Governor (as Howard Hickman)
Jonathan Hale ... Defense Attorney
Leila Bennett ... Edna Hooper
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Whipple
Helen Flint ... Franchette
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erville Alderson ... Plumber (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander ... Peanut Vendor (uncredited)
Ricca Allen ... Townswoman Gossip (uncredited)
Herbert Ashley ... Oscar - Bartender (uncredited)
F. Blinn ... Juror (uncredited)

Ward Bond ... Man (uncredited)
Harry Bowen ... Baggage Clerk (uncredited)
Ed Brady ... Dawson's Friend (uncredited)
Raymond Brown ... Farmer (uncredited)
Harry Burkhardt ... Sheriff's Deputy (uncredited)
Eugene Burr ... Man at Elevator (uncredited)
Frederick Burton ... Judge Daniel Hopkins (uncredited)
Nora Cecil ... Albert's Mother (uncredited)
Harvey Clark ... Mayor Pippen (uncredited)
Jane Corcoran ... Praying Townswoman (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Reporter in Courtroom (uncredited)
Jules Cowles ... Frank - Lockup Keeper (uncredited)
Alexander Cross ... Outgoing Watchman (uncredited)
Jack Daley ... Factory Foreman (uncredited)
Sidney De Gray ... Jury Member (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Townswoman Gossip (uncredited)
Belle Donovan ... Myrtle - Sheriff's Secretary (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... Townsman Store Owner (uncredited)
Oliver Eckhardt ... Juror (uncredited)
Edgar Edwards ... Tomato Thrower / Arsonist Defendant (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Reporter (uncredited)
Mary Foy ... Townswoman Defendant (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ... Sheriff's Deputy (uncredited)
Jack Grey ... Townsman - Dawson's Friend (uncredited)
Ben Hall ... Walter Gordon aka Goofy (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Edna Mae Harris ... Black Woman (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Jasper Anderson - Defendant (uncredited)
Raymond Hatton ... Hector - Barber (uncredited)
Harry Hayden ... Lem - Jailer (uncredited)
Sam Hayes ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Daniel L. Haynes ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Fay Helm ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Miner - Townsman Mob Defendant (uncredited)
Al Herman ... Dawson's Friend (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Incoming Watchman (uncredited)
Arthur Hoyt ... Grouch (uncredited)
Sydney Jarvis ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Uncle Billy (uncredited)
Clarence Kolb ... Durkin's Friend (uncredited)

Gwen Lee ... Mrs. Fred Garrett (uncredited)
Murdock MacQuarrie ... Dawson's Friend (uncredited)
Wally Maher ... Ted Fitzgerald - Chief Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
Tom Mahoney ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Paul McAllister ... Passerby (uncredited)
Harry McCoy ... Adams' Assistant (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... Townsman Mob Defendant (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Hysterical Townswoman at Trial (uncredited)
Robert Milasch ... Townsman Deputy - Dawson's Friend (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Dawson's Friend (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Walter Judd - Townsman Mob Defendant (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Adams' Assistant (uncredited)
Esther Muir ... Girl in Apartment Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Elsa Newell ... Roadside Diner Owner (uncredited)
William Newell ... Roadside Service Station Owner (uncredited)
Field Norton ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Reporter (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Youthful Mob Defendant (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ... Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
Victor Potel ... Jorgeson - Barber Shop Customer (uncredited)
James Quinn ... Dawson's Friend (uncredited)
Ruth Renick ... Mrs. Sally Humphries (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Waiter (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Christian Rub ... Sven Ahern - Barber (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lucille Stafford ... Townswoman Gossip (uncredited)
Will Stanton ... Drunk Leaving Bar (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Hardware Man (uncredited)
Mark Strong ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Townsman Mob Defendant (uncredited)
Denny Sullivan ... Townsman Mob Defendant (uncredited)
Everett Sullivan ... New Deputy (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Dynamiter (uncredited)
Gertrude Sutton ... Miss Tuttle (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Governor's Aide (uncredited)
Albert Taylor ... Old Man (uncredited)

Terry ... Rainbow - Joe's Dog (uncredited)
Tommy Tomlinson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal ... Fanny (uncredited)
Guy Usher ... Assistant Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
Dick Wessel ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Huey White ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Dorothea Wolbert ... Hector's Wife (uncredited)
Buck Woods ... Bartender (uncredited)
Janet Young ... Prim Townswoman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fritz Lang 
 
Writing credits
Bartlett Cormack (screen play) and
Fritz Lang (screen play)

Norman Krasna (based on a story by)

Produced by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz .... producer
J.J. Cohn .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Ruttenberg (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan (film editor)
William LeVanway (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Horace Hough .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lesley Selander .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William A. Horning .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolly Tree .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Clifford Vaughan .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Hazel Abrams .... stand-in: Sylvia Sidney (uncredited)
Jerry Schumaker .... stand-in: Spencer Tracy (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
92 min (Turner library print)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:(Banned) (1937) | Germany:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Sweden:(Banned) (1936) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #2229)

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Trivia:
This was Fritz Lang's first film in Hollywood and he wasn't accustomed to labor laws that require meal breaks. Shortly after filming began Lang took a quick lunch between set-ups and resumed filming. Some of the crew members wondering about their lunch break asked Spencer Tracy, who in turn pointed out to Lang that it was "1:30 pm and the crew had yet to take their break". Lang replied that it was his set and "that I will call lunch when I think it should be called". Tracy, knowing that it would take at least 90 minutes to set his make-up, subsequently took his hand across his face and smeared the make-up hopelessly, yelled "Lunch!" and promptly walked off the set with the crew.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During a montage that shows the passing of several days, Sylvia Sidney is wearing the same dress the entire time.See more »
Quotes:
Joe Wilson:I'll give them a chance that they didn't give me. They will get a legal trial in a legal courtroom. They will have a legal judge and a legal defense. They will get a legal sentence and a legal death.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Dehumanization of a Good Man, 7 October 2011
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The hard worker Joseph "Joe" Wilson (Spencer Tracy) and the teacher Katherine Grant (Sylvia Sidney) are in love with each other, but they do not have enough money to get married. Katherine gets a better job in Washington and together with Joe, they save money to get married one year later. Joe quits his job in the factory and uses his savings to buy a gas station, working with his brothers Charlie (Frank Albertson) and Tom (George Walcott). He makes enough money to get married with Katherine and buys a car. While driving with his dog Rainbow to meet his fiancée, Joe is stopped in Strand by the redneck Deputy "Bugs" Meyers (Walter Brennan) as suspect of kidnapping a boy in the Peabody Case. When they find peanuts in his pocket and a five-dollar bill in his pocket with the numeration of the money paid for ransom, Joe is arrested in jail for investigation.

"Bugs" Meyers makes a comment in the barbershop about the prisoner and sooner the gossip is spread in the little town. As a tale never loses in the telling, Joe is accused by the population of kidnapper and they try to invade the police station to lynch him. For political reason, Governor Burt (Howard Hickman) does not send the National Guard to help Sheriff Tad Hummel to protect Joe and the Police Station is burnt down by the vigilantes. Katherine witnesses the action and has a breakdown.

Joe is presumed dead but out of the blue he appears at his brothers' apartment seeking justice. He had learnt that in accordance with the laws, Lynch Law is murder in the first degree and his brothers open a case against twenty-two dwellers of Strand. The prosecutor Mr. Adams accepts the case and Katherine Grant is the prime witness. Joe's revenge is set in motion.

"Fury" tells the heartbreaking story of dehumanization of a good man and hard worker that believes in the justice and loves his country through the imprisonment and subsequent lynching by despicable people moved by gossip. Fritz Lang makes another excellent feature in his first American work, and I enjoyed the gossip sequence that ends in a brood of hens.

The story is engaging with a great revenge of the bitter Joe. I would love to see the twenty-two defendants going to the gallows, but the moralist conclusion works perfectly in the story. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Fúria" ("Fury")

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