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The Sound and the Fury (1959)

Approved | | Drama | 6 April 1959 (Sweden)
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 »

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Charlie Busch
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Howard Compson
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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>

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Ethel Waters' final film. See more »

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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 »

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Quentin Compson: You know something? I think you're afraid of your own feelings.
Jason Compson: You'd be afraid of them too...
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Gwine to Rune All Night
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aka "De Camptown Races"
Music by Stephen Foster
Played by the band while Quentin is in the shop
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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.


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