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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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After the film flopped on its initial release, it was re-released under the more lurid title of "Try and Get Me!". See more »

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Version of Fury (1936) See more »

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Still powerfull, after all these years
24 February 2001 | by buxSee all my reviews

I saw this movie as a child, and had a chance to see it recently after more years than I want to admit. I know why it has stuck with me for so many years. This is powerful stuff, even by today's standards. Crime, punishment, yellow journalism, it is all addressed in this finely acted, fast paced drama. Bridges(like you've never seen him before!)turns in an acting 'tour de force' as the ego-maniac, demented hoodlum that kills without reason. Lovejoy is the husband and father caught up in a bad period of economics, Carlson the reporter that must learn that the power of the word is often as swift and deadly as that of the sword. This is high drama, done in the classic 50s film-noir tradition, it is must viewing for anyone that enjoyed "In Cold Blood"(1967)and movies of that genre.


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