Spencer Tracy
Director: Fritz Lang Cast: Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
, Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
, Walter Abel
Walter Abel
Fritz Lang

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Fritz Lang's first American film is a vigorous and perceptive indictment of mob law, starring Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sidney. Katherine (Sidney) leaves her boyfriend, Joe Wilson (Tracy), behind in their Midwestern hometown when she takes a job in another city. Joe is a decent, hard-working soul, who wants to save up to buy a gas station and looks forward to the future when he and Katherine can get married. A year later, Joe is traveling to meet Katherine so that they can be married. Driving through a small town, Joe is stopped by a deputy sheriff waving a shotgun. Apparently there has been a kidnapping, and the fact that Joe has peanuts in his pocket circumstantially incriminates him in the crime. Joe is arrested and jailed. As Joe sits in his jail cell, the local townspeople begin to talk and whisper and spread rumors. Finally, a lynch mob forms and heads toward the jail. The mob tries to storm the jail and frustrated over their inability to penetrate the prison walls, they set the jail on fire. Joe barely manages to escape ("I could smell myself burning"), but the mob thinks that Joe has been burned to death. Behind the scenes, and with the help of his brothers, Joe tries to rig the verdict in the impending trial of the 22 vigilantes.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2016
UPC: 0888574432485
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 11,492

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Joe Wilson
Sylvia Sidney Katherine Grant
Walter Abel District Attorney
Bruce Cabot Kirby Dawson
Edward Ellis Sheriff Hummel
Walter Brennan "Buggs" Meyers
Frank Albertson Charlie Wilson
Herbert Ashley Oscar
Harvey Clark Pippen
Ted Offenbecker Defendant
Albert Taylor Old Man
Tommy Tomlinson Reporter
George Walcott Tom Wilson
Arthur Stone Durkin
Morgan Wallace Fred Garrett
George Chandler Milt Jackson
Roger Gray Stranger
Edwin Maxwell Vickery
Howard Hickman Governor
Jonathan Hale Defense Attorney
Leila Bennett Edna Hooper
Esther Dale Mrs. Whipple
Helen Flint Franchette
Ben Hall Goofy
Edward J. Le Saint Doctor
Murdock MacQuarrie Dawson's Friend
Janet Young Woman
Mira McKinney Woman
Mary Foy Woman
Edna M. Harris Woman
Edwin J. Brady Dawson's Friend
James Quinn Dawson's Friend
Frank Mills Dawson's Friend
Frank Sully Dynamiter
Dutch Hendrian Miner
Ray Brown Farmer
Guy Usher Assistant Defense Attorney
Nora Cecil Albert's Mother
Tom Mahoney Bailiff
Frederick Burton Judge Hopkins
Sherry Hall Court Clerk
Jack Daley Factory Foreman
Duke York Taxi Driver
Charles Coleman Innkeeper
Will Stanton Drunk
Esther Muir Girl in Nightclub
Bert Roach Waiter
Raymond Hatton Hector
Victor Potel Jorgeson
Clara Blandick Judge's Wife
Erville Alderson Plumber
Harry Hayden Lockup Keeper
Si Jenks Uncle Billy
Christian Rub Ahem
Carl Stockdale Hardware Man
Alexander Cross Guard
Arthur Hoyt Grouch
Ward Bond Objector
Franklin Parker Man
Wally Maher Man
Huey White Man
Clarence Kolb Pippen/ Burgermeister
Gertrude Sutton Mrs. Tuttle
Minerva Urecal Bessie
Daniel L. Haynes Taxi Driver
Sam Hayes Announcer
Eddie Quillan Peanut Vendor
Al Herman Dawson's Friend
George Offerman Defendant
Robert E. Homans Guard
Sid Saylor Baggage Clerk
Ralph Bushman Young Teacher

Technical Credits
Fritz Lang Director,Screenwriter
Bartlett Cormack Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
William Horning Art Director
Horace Hough Asst. Director
Norman Krasna Screenwriter
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Producer
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Frank Sullivan Editor
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Art Director,Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fury
1. Credits. [1:02]
2. Joe And Kathy. [6:07]
3. Brothers At Odds. [3:26]
4. On The Upswing. [4:37]
5. Held On Suspicion. [5:08]
6. Funny Impulses. [2:30]
7. Word Spreads. [2:19]
8. Nervousness. [4:35]
9. March On The Jail. [4:37]
10. Mob Attack. [3:42]
11. Flames Of Fury. [5:03]
12. Watching Myself Burn. [5:39]
13. The Witness. [4:51]
14. Trial Begins. [3:30]
15. Edna Swears. [2:42]
16. Unbreakable Alibi. [2:07]
17. Attempted Prosecution. [3:07]
18. Reel Truth. [5:13]
19. The Life I Care About. [4:48]
20. We're All Guilty. [4:37]
21. Everybody Dies. [5:22]
22. Alone With His Thoughts. [3:55]
23. Back From The Dead. [2:49]
24. Cast List. [:28]

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