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Joe Wilson (Spencer Tracy) is a man very much in love with his fiancée Katherine (Sylvia Sydney). The couple are eager to get married but don't yet have enough savings. Katherine takes a job in another city to earn more money, while Joe works hard in Chicago. After over a year of this arrangement, Joe has saved enough money to marry Katherine, and he sets out in his new car to join her. But he is intercepted by police en route and arrested on suspicion of being part of a kidnapping gang. He is held in a small town jail pending further investigation, but gossip spreads of the arrest, and an angry mob descends on the jail. When the mob is unable to break into the cells, they burn and dynamite the jail. Joe is thought to have died in the fire. But he escaped and is determined to avenge his attempted murder by seeing that the lynch mob is prosecuted for murder.
"Fury" isn't the least bit subtle in its message. It states its morals outright, but that doesn't undermine its power.Read more ›
"Fury" tells the story of Joe Wilson (Spence Tracy) a man who is about to get married to Katherine (Sylvia Sidney). Katherine has found a high paying job in another town and has agreed to take it so she can save up enough money for the two to get married. Joe promises once he gets enough money as well he will travel out to Katherine. A year goes by and the two are still apart. But through Joe's hard work he finally has enough money to marry Katherine.
Early on in the film the theme of right and wrong is presented. Joe is a nice guy. Always trying to do the right thing. When we first meet his brothers, who he lives with, one of them is doing work for the mob (though this is never really played out) and the other brother comes home drunk. Joe strongly protest their behavior. Joe even saves a stray dog in another scene.
Now when Joe drives out to Katherine he is pulled over and suspected to be involved in a kidnapping scandal that has affected the small town. Things are made worst when the find out Joe eats peanuts, because so does one of the kidnappers. And of course there can only be room for one person in the world to eat peanuts. I wonder if peanut sales went down after the release of this picture? And Joe is found with a five dollar bill that matches the serial number on one of the bills that was given for the ransom.Read more ›
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So good! Hard to believe it was made in 1936! Spencer Tracy at his best.Published 9 days ago by Kathy
This is one the best 30's movies I have ever seen! The "fury" that Spencer Tracy brings to the role is absolutely excellent. The supporting cast is right on. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Roger Mazzarella
Great movie about a character (Spencer Tracy) who goes through all the feelings of being severely wronged by an entire town. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. M.
Well..Spencer Tracy plays the sweet nice guy gone crazy mean very well.Lynch mob being whipped up nuts is classic and sadly current... Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Huth
Spencer Tracy at his best.. with splendid cinematography.. a thoroughly cynical look at human nature--a bit overdone, in fact.Published 7 months ago by B. Hamilton
Very dynamic movie and a different role for Tracy as the consumed by revenge character in this film.Published 9 months ago by John A. McLaughlin
Terrific movie about a mob lynching with an unexpected twist. First rate in every way.Published 11 months ago by David D. Kennett
Thanks to my subscription to my beloved streaming channel , Warner Archive Instant , I got to see this wonderful Tracy film . Never knew it existed . Read morePublished 19 months ago by Hammer + Jazz