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Director:
Writers:
Bartlett Cormack (screen play) and
Fritz Lang (screen play) ...
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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:
A mob of All-American peasants are out to burn Spencer Tracy at the stake (and his little dog too) 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)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
92 min (Turner library print)
Country:
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:
Fritz Lang wanted Spencer Tracy's character to be a lawyer, but the producers thought he should be more of a working man, so he became an auto mechanic.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When a stone is thrown through the window at the jail house the sheriff goes over to check it out. There are bars on the window when he first looks out; after they pan back from the people outside, the bars are clearly no longer on the window.See more »
Quotes:
Katherine Grant:[to Joe] If those people die, Joe Wilson dies too; you know that, don't you? Wherever you go, whatever you do.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Sound of Fury (1950)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Wedding MarchSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A mob of All-American peasants are out to burn Spencer Tracy at the stake (and his little dog too), 11 February 2006
Author: Ham_and_Egger from Indianapolis, Indiana

A compelling "message picture" with good performances from both Sylvia Sidney and Spencer Tracy and deft direction from Fritz Lang. 'Fury' is tautly dramatic and not without lessons for a modern audience, but it still falls just a little short of masterpiece status.

This was Lang's first American film, the studios were presumably in fierce competition to sign him to a contract and seems clear that MGM was quite proud of itself and thought they could safely fit the Austrian master into their mold while also revisiting some of his past successes. 'Fury' is by no means a remake of 'M' but it does share some key themes. However, the style is a marked departure from the director's German work and the Hollywood treatment keeps this film from being as compelling as its older brother.

Hailing from the Midwest as I do, the Hooterville Junction take on small-town America rankled with me a bit. Gossipy housewives and self-important businessmen are played for laughs and then suddenly turn into a howling mob bent on the death of a man against whom the "evidence" is literally peanuts. It's a serious matter, as we're later reminded by the prosecutor's speech about the number of lynchings in America's then recent history, it should never have been treated lightly.

Do watch it though, and keep an eye out for a very familiar Cairn terrier. Also, early on when Joe and Katherine are looking at bedroom furniture there's a distinct chuckle at the expense of the Hays Code (which was enforced starting in '34).

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