The Sound and the Fury Poster

Release Date: 1959

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
The once-prominent Compson family of Jefferson, Miss., has been reduced to near-penury by generations of alcoholism and sin. Levelheaded Jason (Yul Brynner) struggles to keep the family together, but his teenage stepsister, Quentin (Joanne Woodward), chafes against his strictures. When Quentin's estranged mother (Margaret Leighton) reappears in town and carnival worker Charles (Stuart Whitman) attempts to seduce the virginal teen, the family may finally be headed for complete collapse.

Cast: Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton, Stuart Whitman, Ethel Waters, Jack Warden, Francoise Rosay, John Beal

Director: Martin Ritt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Transformation, Brooding, Forbidden love, 1950s, Small town, Mother