10 September 2016 | Leofwine_draca
Unique setting for an otherwise predictable thriller
NAKED FURY is a fun time-wasting B-movie thriller from 1959. This one clocks in at around an hour in length and has an unusual setting to distinguish it from most: almost all of the action takes place in rooms at the top of a derelict building which is threatening to crumble to the ground at any moment. The story is the usual fallout between thieves after a successful robbery and features a cast of B-movie performers doing their bit.
This is hardly the kind of film to set the world on fire although it's quite passable and it does feature an impressive and elaborate effects-filled climax which I can't remember seeing the likes of elsewhere in this genre. Stodgy Reed De Rouen is a forgettable lead but a youthful Kenneth Cope does very well early on in his career as the slimiest villain of the piece. Leigh Madison does acceptable damselling in distress and Guyana-born performer Tommy Eytle appears decades before he became an EASTENDERS regular. Stock director Charles Saunders handles things while the hard-working Guido Coen produces. You could do a lot worse.