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Rynox (1932)

 |  Drama  |  7 May 1932 (UK)
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Business tycoon F.X. Benedik claims he has been threatened by a mysterious stranger Boswell Marsh. When F.X. Benedik is found murdered. Tony takes over the business and tries to track down ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Stewart Rome ...
Boswell Marsh / F.X.Benedik
Tony Benedik
Dorothy Boyd ...
Charles Paton ...
Samuel Richforth
Leslie Mitchell ...
Sybil Grove ...
Cecil Clayton
Fletcher Lightfoot ...
Edmund Willard ...
Capt. James


Business tycoon F.X. Benedik claims he has been threatened by a mysterious stranger Boswell Marsh. When F.X. Benedik is found murdered. Tony takes over the business and tries to track down the mysterious Marsh. Written by Steve Crook <>

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7 May 1932 (UK)  »

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£8,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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Long considered lost, a print was discovered in 1990 after 50 years languishing in the vaults at Pinewood Studios, acquired by the National Film Archive and transferred on to safety film. See more »


Remade as Who Killed John Savage? (1937) See more »

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The First (Surviving) Film of Michael Powell.
4 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Shortly after watching Michael Powell's fun 1935 film The Phantom Light,I went on his IMDb page to see the films which he had made earlier.As I looked at each of the films he had made before it,I was very sad to see that quite an important part of his early directing work looked to have been lost forever.

Whilst feeling a bit down about what me and so many other people will sadly never see,I decided to check on the BFI website,to see if their were any plot outlines for the "missing" films.To my amazement,I was shocked to discover a news item at the side of the BFI's Michael Powell page,which announced that his long lost fifth film had been found!,and the it was getting put in am achieve.Hoping that the BFI may have put a clip or two of the film online,I went round searching on Youtube for a whole weekend,which happily led to me discovering that clips had not been put on the website,but instead the whole 44 minute film!

Feeling that I had a fantastic chance to view the earliest Michael Powell film around,I decided that Rynox would be the first film that I have ever watched online!.

The plot:

Having spent the whole of his professional life building up a business that he started from starch called Rynox,owner F.X. Benedick is devastated when he is told that all of the people who have invested in his company for years ,are going to announce shortly that they will be investing in a rival company,which makes very cheap quality products,that reach no wear near the quality of the Rynox products.

Whilst trying to come to terms about the loss of his major investors,F.X. starts to receive some very threatening phone calls from a man called Boswell Marsh,who says that he is going to kill Benedick,due to him being a "thief".Shortly after the threatening phone calls from Marsh,Benedick's son Tony finds his father murdered in his office room.As F.X.'s investors start to brush away their half-hearted tears,Tony is surprised when they all tell him that the are going to invest more in the business than they ever did during F.X is tenure,due to most of them feeling that the company has a bright future,now some "new blood" has taken the top job.

Attempting to hide his disgust of the investors,Tony decides that before he can make his dad prod by taking Rynox into a bright future,he must first find the mysterious man who he suspects killed his father:Boswell Marsh.

View on the film.:

Although he would become well known for giving his brilliant future films a dark,Brothers Grimm appearance,here,co-screenwriter/director Michael Powell goes for a very strong Film Noir look,with the scenes of F.X. in the Rynox building being shot with a very striking low-light,art-deco look,and the insane Boswell Marsh,looking like someone who has been trying to hide in an attic for his whole life!.Although the editing of the film is pretty rough (which partly,might be due to the age of the film),it is still not able to ruin the fun screenplay by Powell,Jerome James and The List of Adrian Messenger writer Philip MacDonald,who do well at mixing an easy-going business drama,with the dark murder mystery of the Film Noir side.

The film is also given a great,fun character with Stewart Rome (who would late work with Powell and Pressburger on One of Our Aircraft is Missing) mostly striking a good balance between the mad cartoon character side,and the extremely menacing side of the unknown Boswell Marsh.

Final view on the film:

A very enjoyable,thankfully saved Film Noir,with a good screenplay and some eye-catching directing from a director with an amazing future ahead of him.

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