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The Power and the Glory (1933);
Fury (1936)

Fury (1936)
January 21, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Preservation funded by Twentieth Century Fox

The Power and the Glory (1933)

Directed by William K. Howard

William Howard’s rendition of this early Preston Sturges screenplay depicts the rise of young entrepreneur Tom Garner (Tracy) to the pinnacle of power as a ruthless but alienated railroad tycoon. Constructed as a victim and a creator of his own success, Garner gave Tracy considerable range to portray a man weighted down by ambivalence, and set up better casting opportunities than he had previously known.

Fox Film Corp. Producer: Jesse L. Lasky. Screenwriter: Preston Sturges. Cinematographer: James Wong Howe. Editor: Paul Weatherwax. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, Ralph Morgan, Helen Vinson, Clifford Jones.

35mm, b/w, 77 min.

Fury (1936)

Directed by Fritz Lang

A fascinating intersection of talents, Fritz Lang’s drama cast Tracy as a man whose faith in human nature is destroyed by being wrongfully accused of a crime, pursued by a mob and left for dead in a burning jail. A more Teutonic vision than Tracy’s typical dramatic packages, it represents one of his most externalized portrayals and one of the most exciting and successful ones of his early career.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. Producer: Joseph L. Manckiewicz. Based on a story by Norman Krasna. Screenwriter: Bartlett Cormack, F. Lang, Cinematographer: Joseph Ruttenberg. Editor: Frank Sullivan. Cast: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Edward Ellis.

35mm, b/w, 90 min.