Film Noir Matinee - Fury (1936)
Published on Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:06pm
Join us for a Saturday matinee! This proto-noir film and discussion is Saturday, March 31, 1:30 – 4 p.m. in the second floor auditorium.
Directed by Fritz Lang (Metropolis, M), Fury is loosely based on the events surrounding an actual 1930s kidnapping case. Joe Wilson (Spencer Tracy) is accused of kidnapping a child when traveling to meet his fiancée, Katherine Grant (Sylvia Sydney), and barely survives an attack by a lynch mob. Presumed dead, Wilson decides to seek revenge against those who tried to hang him.
B&W – Not Rated – 92 minutes.
Join us for the film and a discussion of film noir, including why this film is considered an example of proto-noir. Introduced by Leslie Griffin, adult librarian at the Tenley-Friendship Library. We'll offer more films noirs and discussions in the following months.