The Sound of Anger (1968)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The direction of Michael Ritchie, who later piloted such films as Downhill Racer, Smile and The Bad News Bears, is disappointingly commonplace in the made-for-TV Sound of Anger. Burl Ives is an expensive lawyer hired to pursue the defense on a murder case. The victim was a wealthy man; the accused are the man's daughter and her lover. Confronted by the sister of the male suspect, Ives confesses that he's been told to defend only the daughter and allow the lover to twist slowly in the wind. He rectifies this set-up as the case progresses. In addition to Burl Ives, Sound of Anger also starred James Farentino; both actors would appear in the spin-off series, The Lawyers (one of three rotating series on the umbrella weekly The Bold Ones).



defense-attorney, murder-trial, daughter, boyfriend