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The Sound of Fury (1950) Poster

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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.
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The source subject - the 1933 incident in San Jose - was also covered in Fritz Lang's film Fury (1936).
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This was Cy Endfield's last American film before he was forced to decamp to the United Kingdom because of the Hollywood blacklist. Endfield managed to carve a reasonably successful career in Britain, directing such films as Hell Drivers (1957) and Zulu (1964).
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Cy Endfield was not the only member of the cast and crew to fall foul of the House Un-American Activities Commission. Lloyd Bridges was also hauled up before them but managed to keep his career going by naming names.
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Martin Scorsese owned the only remaining 35mm print and authorized its use for the film's upgraded new print in 2013.
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Film debut of Joe E. Ross'.
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After the film flopped on its initial release, it was re-released under the more lurid title of "Try and Get Me!".
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Filmed on location in the Phoenix area.
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