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Edge of Fury

Edge of Fury(1958)

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This film's working title was Wisteria Cottage. The film is presented as a case history of a psychiatric patient who was under observation at the Willetstown State Hospital for three months before his trial. An off-screen "psychiatrist" provides a voice-over narration of the opening sequence and comments intermittently throughout. The film was shot in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 1954. A October 3, 1956 Variety article reported that producer Robert Gurney, Jr. had made the film on a budget of $150,000, but without a distribution deal. He then experienced difficulty in selling the film and ultimately turned over complete rights to the film to United Artists for his negative cost, on the basis that UA was showing interest in other films he was preparing.
       According to memos in the film's file in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, because Gurney failed to submit the screenplay to the PCA for pre-production evaluation, the PCA initially denied it a seal. However, after Gurney agreed to minor modifications to the completed film, a seal was issued in January 1956. No reviews for the film have been located for the film prior to 1958. A few reviewers characterized the story as having homosexual implications. Some sources erroneously list the running time as 70 minutes.