Black Fury (1935)

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An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a bitter labor dispute between the workers and the mine owners.




  • Karen Morley and Paul Muni in Black Fury (1935)
  • Karen Morley and Paul Muni in Black Fury (1935)
  • Paul Muni in Black Fury (1935)
  • Paul Muni in Black Fury (1935)
  • Paul Muni in Black Fury (1935)
  • Paul Muni in Black Fury (1935)

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28 August 2017 | alexanderdavies-99382
| Partly watchable but leading performance and poor production values hamper this one.
"Black Fury" was the only time Paul Muni worked with Michael Curtiz. Potentially, this film could have been great but it is far from that. Muni wasn't very keen on acting in films, his preference was always going to be the theatre. He wasn't able to tone down his acting style for the cinema for the most part and he often appeared to be playing a caricature. He is guilty of this in the film "Black Fury." He is too theatrical in his facial expressions, his body language etc. Paul Muni plays a simple but honest coal miner who unwittingly becomes involved in a bitter dispute between the workers and the management. Muni, along with other miners, is subjected to intimidation. Barton MacLane is cast as a villain (he usually was) who is sent to destroy the livelihood of all the coal miners in this small community. Technically, the film is a disappointment. It is all too obvious that the sets representing the town in question are all on a soundstage. The sets don't look real and the direction from Michael Curtiz tends to suffer. The story itself is actually quite good and the film maintains a steady pace. The climax is also effective.

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