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Director:
Writers:
Irving Ravetch (screenplay) and
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
6 April 1959 (Sweden) See more »
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Plot:
Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons:... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Yul Brynner ... Jason Compson

Joanne Woodward ... Quentin Compson / Narrator
Margaret Leighton ... Caddy Compson

Stuart Whitman ... Charlie Busch

Ethel Waters ... Dilsey

Jack Warden ... Ben Compson
Françoise Rosay ... Mrs. Caroline Compson
John Beal ... Howard Compson

Albert Dekker ... Earl Snopes
Stephen Perry ... Luster
William Gunn ... T.P., Dilsey's Grandson
Roy Glenn ... Job
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Carson ... Mary Ellen (uncredited)
William Challee ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Maud Mansfield (uncredited)
Gary Diamond ... Boy (uncredited)
Buddy Hart ... Boy (uncredited)
Thaddeus Jones ... Reverend Shegog (uncredited)
Adrienne Marden ... Effie Mansfield, Maud's Old Maid Daughter (uncredited)
Barry Seltzer ... Extra (uncredited)
George Standefer ... Boy (uncredited)
William Stevens ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Emerson Treacy ... Selby, Pawnshop Owner (uncredited)
Donald Ward ... Carnival Hawker (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Carnival Manager (uncredited)
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Directed by
Martin Ritt 
 
Writing credits
Irving Ravetch (screenplay) and
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)

William Faulkner (novel)

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alex North 
 
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gilmore 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Adele Palmer 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Gladys Rasmussen .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Thomas Tuttle .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Saul Wurtzel .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Charles Peck .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Fitchman .... head grip (uncredited)
James Mitchell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Charles Wise .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)
Willie Mae Neal .... costumer: women (uncredited)
Wesley Trist .... costumer: men (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Teresa Brachetto .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Martha Manor .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
110 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | West Germany:16 (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title is a quotation from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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:
Jason Compson:Any men will make you feel like a woman!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Full Frontal (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
When the Saints Go Marching InSee more »

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
All Star Cast, but Plot a Little Bit Slow, 5 December 2006
Author: Modemom007 from United States

I came across this movie one afternoon on the FOX channel. There seemed to be well known and respected actors and actresses in it, so I decided to watch it. I was a bit disappointed in the development of the plot. There were times when I was confused as the movie went from one scene to another; from one character to another. I was left scurrying to figure out who was who and what their part was in the overall plot. I also felt that the movie moved a bit slow. A few times I actually became a little bit bored. Yul Brenner played his deep dark part to a "T". Joanne Woodward's character was a little bit ditsy for me, and I was surprised to find on this website that she was 29 years old when she made this movie. Kind of old to be playing a "school girl" who had to go to summer school. That part was not believable to me at all. She did look much younger than her 29 years but not that much. I wished that they had developed Quentin's (Joanne Woodward) relationship with her mother a bit earlier, since the character she played in the movie was affected by the absence of her mother while she was growing up. The ending was good, and I am glad that Quentin learned a very important life lesson about men and love at an early age. A lot of woman do not learn that lesson until it is too, too late. I was also glad to see in the last moments of the movie that Jason (Yul Brenner) was more softhearted than I had thought when he gave Quentin what was due her.

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