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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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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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Martin Ritt and Yul Brynner almost reunited the following year for a version of " Spartacus " but Kirk Douglas beat them to it. 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 »

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Jason Compson: Anybody could make you feel like a woman!
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Version of The Sound and the Fury (2009) See more »

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When the Saints Go Marching In
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Great Yul Brynner and Joanne Woodward Movie!
6 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yul Brynner is at his best! His commanding presence is spellbinding. His acting, superb as the appointed Guardian of Joanne Woodward who gives a great performance as his rebellious and attractive ward. The cast is believable, full of unusual characters that are typical of Tenessee Williams' survivors of the grandeur of the Old South, now long gone. The tension that builds between the Guardian (Yul Brynner) and his ward (Joanne Woodward) is entertaining and exciting to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and recommend it highly to anyone who would enjoy taking a look into the present day remnants of the Old South. Four stars!!!


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