The Sound of Fury

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  • Approved
  • 1950
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 7.2  (1,854)

The Sound of Fury, also known as Try and Get Me, is a classic movie from 1950 directed by Cy Endfield. The film is based on a true story of a kidnapping and murder that took place in San Jose, California during the 1930s. The movie stars Frank Lovejoy as Howard Tyler, a down-on-his-luck family man who finds himself caught up in a crime spree that ultimately leads to his tragic downfall.

The movie starts off by introducing Howard, a struggling salesman who is barely making ends meet for his wife Judy (Kathleen Ryan) and young son. Howard's desperation leads him to befriend a small-time crook named Jerry Slocum (Lloyd Bridges), who convinces him to join in on a series of robberies. As Howard becomes more involved in the crimes, he becomes increasingly conflicted about his actions and his growing friendship with Jerry.

When one of the robberies goes wrong and a man is killed, Jerry and Howard decide to lay low for a while until things blow over. However, while on the run, they are picked up by the police and put in jail. What follows is a media circus and a trial that leaves Howard, Jerry, and their families in shambles.

As the trial progresses, Howard finds himself at the center of a nationwide controversy. He becomes the subject of a passionate defense and an equally passionate prosecution, both of whom use him as a symbol for their respective causes. Throughout it all, Howard struggles to come to terms with his guilt and the consequences of his actions.

The Sound of Fury is a powerful film that explores the complexity of human nature and the darker side of the American dream. Frank Lovejoy's portrayal of Howard is particularly impressive, as he plays a man torn between his loyalty to his family and his growing obsession with the thrill of the crimes.

The cinematography in the movie is also noteworthy, as it captures the bleakness and desperation of Depression-era America. The film's stark black-and-white footage lends an air of gravity to the story, emphasizing the chasm between Howard's former life and his current circumstances.

Overall, The Sound of Fury is a must-see for fans of classic film noir and crime dramas. Its underlying message about the dangers of chasing after the American dream still resonates today, making it a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences more than half a century after its release.

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    7.2  (1,854)