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Black Fury (1935) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

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Best ActorPaul MuniNominated
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Mike's murder was based on an actual strike case in which a miner was killed by three company policemen.
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.
Michael A. Musmanno's story, "Jan Volkanik", may have been unpublished when this film was released, but it was published as a novel in 1966 with the title "Black Fury". Harry R. Irving's play, "Bohunk" was unproduced and possibly unpublished.
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