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<i>Try and Get Me! </i>(aka <i>The Sound of Fury</i>). 1950. USA. Directed by Cy Endfield. Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive
  • The Sound of Fury

    1950. USA. Cy Endfield. 85 min.

Introduced by Eddie Muller

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Sound of Fury

    1950. USA. Directed by Cy Endfield. Screenplay by Joe Pagano, based on his novel. With Frank Lovejoy, Lloyd Bridges, Kathleen Ryan. Eddie Muller, the founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, introduces Try and Get Me! He writes, “The true story of a shocking 1934 kidnapping and murder in San Jose provided the inspiration for one of the most compelling—and unjustly neglected—masterpieces of film noir. Ex-GI Howard Tyler (Lovejoy), struggling to support his family, meets flashy hoodlum Jerry Slocum (Bridges)—who eases gullible Howard into a lucrative life of crime. Their escapade turns dark and desperate when Jerry takes hostage the son of a wealthy local businessman. One of the last films made in the United States by blacklisted writer-director Cy Endfield before he relocated to England, Try and Get Me! (also known as The Sound of Fury) has been recently restored by the Film Noir Foundation so that it can be experienced in its original form by future generations, and assume its rightful status as one of the great films of its era.“ Restoration funded by the Film Noir Foundation, in cooperation with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Packard Institute for the Humanities, and Paramount Pictures. 85 min.