Black Fury
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Black Fury
Like many 1930s Warner Bros. films, Black Fury drew its inspiration from the headlines. The story is adapted from a true-life incident from 1929, wherein a striking Pennsylvania coal miner was beaten to death by three company detectives; this served as the focus for Henry R. Irving's stage play Bohunk as well as Judge M. A. Musmanno's story Jan Volkanik, both of which were woven into Black Fury's screenplay. Using a Polish accent so thick one can cut it with scissors, Paul Muni plays an illiterate miner, happy in his job and his company-town surroundings until his girl Karen Morley… More
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"Paul Muni gives a dramatically intense, Oscar-nominated performance as a coal miner fighting union corruption."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's lively, probably good for its time period and is properly sympathetic to the hard-working miners; when viewed today it's badly outdated."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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