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The Sound of Fury (1950)

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

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Frank Lovejoy ...
Howard Tyler
Kathleen Ryan ...
Judy Tyler
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Gil Stanton
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Jerry Slocum
Katherine Locke ...
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Adele Jergens ...
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Art Smith ...
Hal Clendenning
Renzo Cesana ...
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Irene Vernon ...
Helen Stanton
Cliff Clark ...
Sheriff Demig
Harry Shannon ...
Mr. Yaeger
Donald Smelick ...
Tommy Tyler
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A blonde with ice cold nerves and deep warm curves !


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12 December 1950 (USA)  »

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Try and Get Me!  »

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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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Lovejoy and Bridges at their best
21 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a true sleeper in the film noir category, because so few people saw it in original distribution. There was a legal dispute caused by the original title, "Sound of Fury" which some felt was too close to Fritz Lang's "Fury" filmed earlier.

Much of this picture was filmed in Phoenix, and the old city courthouse is very prominent, with it's beautiful copper doors. A true 'dive' nightclub, the "La Jolla Club" later known as the "Guys and Dolls" was used for a key scene.

Lloyd Bridges showed his wonderful range and capability as a wild-eyed psycho, and Lovejoy was tragically sympathetic as a tortured regular guy gone terribly wrong. The cast was very strong.

This is on a par with any of the noir films of the late 40s-early 50s, and holds up today.

Enjoy!


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