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The Sound of Fury (1950)

A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.

Director:

Cy Endfield (as Cyril Endfield)

Writers:

Jo Pagano (written for the screen by), Jo Pagano (novel)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Frank Lovejoy ... Howard Tyler
Kathleen Ryan ... Judy Tyler
Richard Carlson ... Gil Stanton
Lloyd Bridges ... Jerry Slocum
Katherine Locke Katherine Locke ... Hazel
Adele Jergens ... Velma
Art Smith ... Hal Clendenning
Renzo Cesana Renzo Cesana ... Dr. Simone
Irene Vernon Irene Vernon ... Helen Stanton
Cliff Clark ... Sheriff Demig
Harry Shannon ... Mr. Yaeger
Donald Smelick Donald Smelick ... Tommy Tyler
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Storyline

The unemployed Howard Tyler is desperate for a job since he is married with children and his wife Judyis pregnant. When he meets the "bon vivant" Jerry Slocum, the stranger offers a job position to Howard. Soon he learns that Jerry is a small-time thief and his job would be to drive the getaway car after the heist. Howard improves the life of his family and tells that he is working in the night shift of a factory. Meanwhile, the journalist Gil Stanton that works in a tabloid is assigned by the owner to promote the thefts to increase the selling of newspaper. When Jerry kidnaps the son of a millionaire, he brutally kills the man and forces Howard to help him to dump the corpse in the sea. Then he asks for ransom to the family. When the boy is found, Stanton incites the population telling that the abductors are monsters. When Howard and Jerry are arrested, a mob threatens their lives in front of the police station. How will the police officers protect the prisoners? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A blonde with ice cold nerves and deep warm curves !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 October 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Condemned See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

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Powerful !
4 November 2017 | by shady3See all my reviews

Watched this film tonight for the first time and expected a standard film noir but got a thrilling story of a heartless killer (Lloyd Bridges), a man whose life is spiraling out of control (Frank Lovejoy) and an ending that left me speechless. I am shocked that this film is not talked about more in the lists of the best noirs of all time.


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