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Tyrone Power was on a hot streak at Fox from the late 1930s through the start of WWII, and 1942's Son of Fury catches him in full adventure-hero mode. The story is a typical costume potboiler with one atypical South Seas interlude. Power plays Benjamin Blake, illegitimate son of an aristocrat, raised by his knave of an uncle (George Sanders--commence hissing) as a lowly, humiliated servant. Ben romances a high-class lady (Frances Farmer) and then flees to the South Pacific, where a revenge plan is formed and a fortune in pearls awaits. Seadog John Carradine leads Ben to a remote atoll, and Gene Tierney is a sultry island maiden (do you love this movie yet?) who understands that at some point Blake must return to England to settle his affairs. Director John Cromwell was deft at putting this kind of thing over (he'd made the splendid Prisoner of Zenda five years earlier) and the violence, especially coming from Sanders' blackguard, is unusually tough. The tasty supporting cast includes Elsa Lanchester, Dudley Digges, and young Roddy McDowall, who plays Ben as a boy. Alfred Newman has fun with the score, which includes a well-nigh irresistible Polynesian-flavored love theme.

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Special Features Isolated score and FX track "Recreating History" Featurette Photo Gallery Trailer

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