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The Sound of Fury (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 12 December 1950 (USA)
A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.

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A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.

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Based upon the 1933 kidnapping and murder of Brooke Hart, son of the owner of Hart's Department Store in San Jose, California. Two suspects were arrested and jailed, but a lynch mob broke into the jail, dragged out the suspects and took them across the street to a city park where they hanged them from a tree. See more »

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A Stellar Noir Film with a Message as Strong Today as in 1950
19 August 2006 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

An awesomely powerful look at the divide between social classes in the US circa 1950 culminating in the transformation of law-abiding citizens into a violent, blood-thirsty mob bent on taking the law into their own hands. The mass psychology of mob violence couldn't be better portrayed. I have no idea how this truly moving film could have fallen into obscurity. It's message that violence never resolves conflict is as painfully current today as it was in 1950. Will we never learn from the past? One of the darkest Noir films I've seen. Generates a successive waterfall of emotions spanning the spectrum of human experiences, needs and drives. Well acted and well worth watching. Very highly recommended.


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