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

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 29 January 1942 (USA)
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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
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Marten Lamont ...
Kenneth Hobart
Arthur Hohl ...
Captain Greenough
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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Release Date:

29 January 1942 (USA)  »

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Benjamin Blake  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Apparently, Tyrone Power portrayed Ben's father in a prologue where he and his wife were done away with by Ben's uncle, but the scene was cut from the film apparently because the studio wanted to add more suspense. 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 »


Sir Arthur Blake: Have you ever fought with your fists, Ben?
Benjamin Blake: Yes.
Sir Arthur Blake: I don't mean vulgar scuffling in the stables. I mean the rules of the prize ring.
Benjamin Blake: No, sir.
Sir Arthur Blake: Take off your coat, and your education will begin.
[as Ben is removing his coat, Sir Arthur suddenly punches him to the ground]
Sir Arthur Blake: Your first lesson - Never be taken unawares!
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Referenced in The Heat of the Day (1989) See more »

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Enjoyable Adventure!!!!
17 November 2003 | by (MALTA) – See all my reviews

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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