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
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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 »
About 52 minutes into the movie, Ben (Tyrone Power) gets out of the water to talk to Eve (Gene Tierney) and places his knife and an oyster shell on the rocks. Eve dives in the water and Ben follows without having retrieved his knife but in the next scene, he is shown underwater chasing Eve with the knife between his teeth. See more »
SON OF FURY is a truly enjoyable if somewhat underrated adventure.Dashing Tyrone Power stars as Benjamin Blake who for many years vows to avenge himself against his cruel and tyrannical uncle(brilliantly portrayed by George Sanders).And so Benjamin sets forth on an adventure to the south seas to find his fortune.He is accompanied by Caleb Green(John Carradine).Together they find more than they expect in a remote pacific island when Ben falls head over heals for a local native girl which he calls Eve(played by the extaordinaraly beautiful Gene Tierney).
This film also features the late Frances Farmer before her tragic ordeals began and also Elsa Lanchester who aids Power and Harry Davenport as Ben's kind hearted grandfather.A great saturday afternoon movie with all the right elements of a classic adventure. One of Tyrone Power's best films even if it never got the recognition it deserves!!! A+
p.s. Alfred Newman's score is also highly recommended.
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