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Heat of Anger (1972)

A woman attorney and her young associate defend a wealthy contractor accused of murdering an ironworker who was having an affair with the contractor's daughter.

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Don Taylor

Writer:

Fay Kanin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Susan Hayward ... Jessie Fitzgerald
James Stacy ... Gus Pride
Lee J. Cobb ... Frank Galvin
Fritz Weaver ... Vincent Kagel
Bettye Ackerman ... Stella Galvin
Jennifer Penny Jennifer Penny ... Chris Galvin
Mills Watson ... Obie
Ray Simms Ray Simms ... Ray Carson
Jack Somack Jack Somack ... Mr. Stoller
Lynette Mettey Lynette Mettey ... Fran
Tyne Daly ... Jean Carson
Arnold Mesches Arnold Mesches ... Courtroom Artist
Lucille Benson ... Lillian McWhorter
Noah Keen ... Judge Randall Berkley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Masak ... Police Sergeant
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A woman attorney and her young associate defend a wealthy contractor accused of murdering an ironworker who was having an affair with the contractor's daughter. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fitzgerald and Pride See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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James Stacy's last film before the catastrophic motorcycle accident in which he lost an arm and a leg. See more »

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His Own Worst Enemy
26 February 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although Susan Hayward is good in anything she does and she's been in a few films that were less than classics, she does all right in this film, Heat Of Anger. In this Hayward is at her professional best as an attorney going into practice with nephew James Stacy.

Her first client is contractor Lee J. Cobb who is accused of murder when a man falls off a steel girder at a job Cobb was bossing. As Cobb was the only other one on the girder he gets arrested for murder. That and the fact that Cobb is known as a roughneck helps put him in a jackpot.

The ending is strictly on a minor key, the solution is a simple one that I won't reveal, but let's say Cobb is his own worst enemy.

This was one of two made for television films that Hayward did at the end of her career. The second, Say Goodbye Maggie Cole is far better than Heat Of Anger. This one is all right though.

Ironically both Cobb and Hayward would be gone in three years and Stacy had his career cut short in a bad motorcycle accident where he became a multiple amputee.

This might have been a good TV series.


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