6.6/10
590
16 user 13 critic

Black Fury (1935)

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

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Abem Finkel (screen play), Carl Erickson (screen play) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson
'G' Men (1935)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An aspiring journalist's story of his aged uncle doctor leads to the uncle's life being profiled on TV.

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Paul Muni, David Wayne, Betsy Palmer
Bordertown (1935)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Johnny Ramirez rises from bouncer to partner in Charlie Roark's border town casino. Charlie's wife Marie loves Johnny, but Johnny loves society woman Dale. Marie kills her husband, making ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay
Dr. Socrates (1935)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A small-town doctor gets roped into helping a notorious bank robber.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Barton MacLane
The Sea Wolf (1941)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After being fished out of the sea by a sealer, three fugitives find themselves prisoners of the ship's brutal skipper who refuses to put them ashore and they hatch an escape plan during a crew mutiny.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield
The Valiant (1929)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After killing an unknown man for an unknown reason, a mysterious drifter turns himself to the law, under a false name intending to protect his own family's honor. But when the news of his ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: Paul Muni, Marguerite Churchill, Johnny Mack Brown
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Perry interrupts his vacation plans when an ex-girlfriend, now newly married, asks him to help her with murder and bigamy charges.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods
The Big House (1930)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing
Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An ambitious farmer becomes a pioneer in the meat packing business, finding financial success but private disappointment over the course of many decades.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Paul Muni, Mary Astor, Aline MacMahon
Juarez (1939)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Muni ... Joe Radek
Karen Morley ... Anna Novak
William Gargan ... Slim
Barton MacLane ... McGee
John Qualen ... Mike (as John T. Qualen)
J. Carrol Naish ... Steve (as J. Carroll Naish)
Vince Barnett ... Kubanda
Tully Marshall ... Poole
Henry O'Neill ... Hendricks
Joseph Crehan ... Farrell (as Joe Crehan)
Mae Marsh ... Mrs. Mary Novak
Sara Haden ... Sophie Shemanski (as Sarah Haden)
Willard Robertson ... Mr. J.J. Welsh
Effie Ellsler Effie Ellsler ... Bubitschka
Wade Boteler ... Mulligan
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czarna furia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was banned outright in Chicago, Guatemala, Spain, Peru, Venezuela, Trinidad and other countries. Many other locales required cuts in police brutality, Mike's murder and the mine explosions. The Hays office was concerned about Joe's criminal behavior in setting off the mine explosions not being punished, but eventually issued a certificate of approval. See more »

Goofs

The orchestra at the dance, near the beginning of the film, are miming extremely unconvincingly. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cain and Mabel (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Do I Dream Those Dreams?
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on piano in bar during scene where men challenge Radek
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Muni's Accent Makes It Tough To Enjoy
8 July 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

If you can't understand what the lead actor is saying half the time, it's kind of hard to enjoy the film! That's what I encountered trying to watch this as Paul Muni, as a Polish coal mine worker, speaks in such a heavy accent I couldn't decipher what he was saying. It gets to be a frustrating experience. If this would come out on DVD with English subtitles, I'd be glad to give it another look.

Muni, almost always a fascinating actor, plays good-guy Joe Radek, a Pennsylvania coal miner who is used by his bosses to help them break the union. (This film is very pro-union, pro-working man.). They got Barton MacLane to play the heavy, something he was always good at doing. MacLane played the company boss. I always laugh at how these billionaire film makers always try to make management or the rich guys the evil ones. Maybe it's a guilty conscience from all the money they have made, but I see them more as big hypocrites.

However, I find no fault in any movie trying to help the coal miners who did, in fact, had it bad and deserved better. It was dirty job and a dangerous one. It still is, as far as I know, but conditions have to be a whole lot better than a hundred years ago so don't misinterpret what I said earlier: in many cases, management was "the bad guy" way back then. It's just that, in most cases, it has been the opposite case the last 50 years and now it's tough to be sympathetic to union causes

Anyway, Muni plays an interesting guy who you have to root for....if you can understand what he is saying with that accent.


8 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed

 
midnight in paris | Pedagogy Essay Samples | SilverTowne Logo 1 oz .999 Fine Silver Bar LOT OF 5