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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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(as Cyril Endfield)

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(written for the screen by), (novel)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Howard Tyler
Kathleen Ryan ...
Judy Tyler
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Gil Stanton
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Jerry Slocum
Katherine Locke ...
Hazel
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Velma
Art Smith ...
Hal Clendenning
Renzo Cesana ...
Dr. Simone
Irene Vernon ...
Helen Stanton
Cliff Clark ...
Sheriff Demig
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Mr. Yaeger
Donald Smelick ...
Tommy Tyler

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The unemployed Howard Tyler is desperate for a job since he is married with children and his wife Judyis pregnant. When he meets the "bon vivant" Jerry Slocum, the stranger offers a job position to Howard. Soon he learns that Jerry is a small-time thief and his job would be to drive the getaway car after the heist. Howard improves the life of his family and tells that he is working in the night shift of a factory. Meanwhile, the journalist Gil Stanton that works in a tabloid is assigned by the owner to promote the thefts to increase the selling of newspaper. When Jerry kidnaps the son of a millionaire, he brutally kills the man and forces Howard to help him to dump the corpse in the sea. Then he asks for ransom to the family. When the boy is found, Stanton incites the population telling that the abductors are monsters. When Howard and Jerry are arrested, a mob threatens their lives in front of the police station. How will the police officers protect the prisoners? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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