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The Sound of Fury (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 October 1951 (Sweden)
A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.

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(as Cyril Endfield)

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

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Cast overview:
... Howard Tyler
... Judy Tyler
... Gil Stanton
... Jerry Slocum
Katherine Locke ... Hazel
... Velma
... Hal Clendenning
Renzo Cesana ... Dr. Simone
Irene Vernon ... Helen Stanton
... Sheriff Demig
... Mr. Yaeger
Donald Smelick ... Tommy Tyler
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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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Also Known As:

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1.37 : 1
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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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A haunting film, after all these years.
17 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I, too, saw this picture as a child, on television, alone, late at night, and I can still recall the powerful impression it made. Truly frightening in its revelations of human depravity and mob violence. Lloyd Bridges' best performance by far, he is absolutely gripping as the deranged and heartless murderer. The scene in which he is in his cell, with the mob breaking into the prison and coming to get him, is stunning in its power. I haven't seen the film in a half century, but I still remember those moments.


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