Cover of "Fury"

Cover of Fury

Fritz Lang‘s Fury was his first American made feature film, and it is as far from his German films such as Metropolis and M as one could get. It is almost like a standard 1930s Hollywood revenge flick, with Spencer Tracy as the innocent man who is arrested for a crime he did not commit, whilst a small town cries for his blood, and burns down his gaol, with him still in it. It is a lot like a Warner Bros. gangster film, even though it was made by MGM.

Whilst I did enjoy Fury very much, I did not think it was anything special. Unlike Lang’s German movies it does not stand out from the pack, although Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sidney both give very good performances.