Black Fury

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Black Fury ★★★ 1935

A coal miner's efforts to protest working conditions earn him a beating by the company goons who also kill his friend. He draws national attention to this brutal plight of the workers when he barricades himself inside the mine. Muni's carefully detailed performance adds authenticity to this powerful drama, but it proved too depressing to command a big boxoffice. 95m/B VHS . Paul Muni, Barton MacLane, Henry O'Neill, John Qualen, J. Carrol Naish; D: Michael Curtiz.