Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

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Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin - as a Boy
Caleb Green
Bristol Isabel
Amos Kidder
Dudley Digges ...
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Marten Lamont ...
Kenneth Hobart
Arthur Hohl ...
Captain Greenough
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Heather Thatcher ...
Maggie Martin


Sir Arthur Blake has inherited title and lands from his brother. He also has his orphaned nephew Benjamin working for him as a bonded servant. While he believes the lad was born out of wedlock and so cannot claim the inheritance, he is taking no chances. Benjamin eventually rebels against his uncle and sets sail to try and make his fortune. This may enable him to return to prove his claim to being the rightful heir to the estate. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last film Frances Farmer was in before her first (October, 1942) of what would be a series of arrests, and jailing and psychiatric confinements in both California and her home state of Washington (her mother, Lillian, became her legal guardian from 1943-1953) that would last until 1950. See more »


The young Benjamin speaks with a British accent, but his adult self speaks with an American accent. See more »


Sir Arthur Blake: How would you like to live with me at Breetham? A gunsmith's forge is no place for a Blake. Plague take me, you have the blood if you were born on the wrong side of the blanket! You'll be brought up as a gentleman.
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This is a great movie.
12 December 1998 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

This is an outstanding movie. The four leads- Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Frances Farmer, and George Sanders are perfect in thir roles. Gene Tierney was only 21 or 22 when she made this movie, and she is breathtaking. At 28 or 29 and after some personal problems, Frances Farmer had lost a little of the incredible beauty and youthful allure she displayed in Come and Get It, but still is a great example of icy blond beauty. It's a shame that immediately after this movie, her personal problems really became severe, because she could have become one of the truly great actresses. From seeing Power in this movie, it's hard to believe he would be dead 16 years later at the age of 44.

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