MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,146 this week

The Sound and the Fury (1959)

 |  Drama  |  6 April 1959 (Sweden)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 457 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 9 critic

Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2078 titles
created 21 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1818 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 19 May 2013
 
a list of 5825 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sound and the Fury (1959)

The Sound and the Fury (1959) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sound and the Fury.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Traci Lind, Rosalind Chao, Bill Pullman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson, who agrees to work as Bea's housekeeper in ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Xiaogang Feng
Stars: You Ge, Fan Xu, Bobby C. King
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Irascible and domineering millionaire Walter McCoy marries the beautiful, but shady and duplicitous Karen Petrie. Walter's son Steve automatically becomes smitten with Karen while both ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Andrew Robinson, Judith Brown, Keenan Wynn
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Down a seedy city street in her neighborhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and ... See full summary »

Directors: Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Amanda Marquardt
Hester Street (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Jack Chandler is a private eye tracking down Samantha the runaway. In his travels, he comes across a gang of chainsaw weilding prostitutes that like to carve people up for their cult.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Linnea Quigley, Jay Richardson
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Joey King
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Perry
Stars: Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin, Howard Da Silva
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Four friends come up with an unusual idea to make some money and have fun doing it. For a small fee, they will impersonate and act out any character role for their customers. In the course ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaogang Feng
Stars: You Ge, Xiaogang Feng, Ah-Wei
The Roommates (1973)
Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Heather, Beth, Carla, Brea, and Heather's cousin Paula are five lovely young ladies who decide to spend their summer vacation at Lake Arrowhead. While at Lake Arrowhead the women hit the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Marki Bey, Pat Woodell, Roberta Collins
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Jason Compson
...
Quentin Compson / Narrator
Margaret Leighton ...
...
Charlie Busch
...
...
Ben Compson
Françoise Rosay ...
John Beal ...
Howard Compson
...
Earl Snopes
Stephen Perry ...
William Gunn ...
T.P., Dilsey's Grandson
Roy Glenn ...
Job
Edit

Storyline

Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and emotionally. Howard passes the time in a bottle; his brother Bengy is child in a man's body; sister Caddy has come crawling home after years of being kept by a string of "admirers". Only Jason, the cruel, cold-hearted adopted head of the family, and Quentin, who was abandoned at birth by Caddy, have the fire and the fury needed to put the family back on its feet again. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 April 1959 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a quotation from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. See more »

Goofs

When Caddie and Quentin are talking in Caddie's bedroom, the shadow of the boom mic is visible in the mirror above the dressing table. See more »

Quotes

Quentin Compson: I just happen to be an eccentric.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Dreamer
(uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played by the band in the park when Quentin is talking with Jason
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting Southern Gothic, complete with its clichés
4 April 2007 | by (Barrington, IL) – See all my reviews

Why is it that all stories regarding the South have to have at least one character who is mentally challenged? Oh well, at least Jack Warden was convincing.

Predictably dreary directing by Martin Ritt (Hud; Hombre).

Brynner was definitely out of place as the lead, but Georgia native Woodward was right on target.

British actress Margaret Leigton was terrific. She's another reminder that even in the 50's, some of Hollywood's best were skinny, chain-smoking women from across the pond. Some things never change, I guess.

The print I saw on INHD was in excellent shape. I wonder why this hasn't been released on DVD.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
can it ever be adapted?? lolerinslacks88
A Bastardization of One of the Greatest Works in American Literature zwillia3
Was Jason in love with Quentin? marzmello
How to buy The Sound and the Fury? mellou_hill
Is it just me... zwillia3
Fallout from punching his boss thnero
Discuss The Sound and the Fury (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?