I see where "Son of Fury" tops some lists as a Power favorite. I liked it but it wasn't quite what I expected. Oh, it's lavish and well stocked with terrific actors. However, I found it a bit slow in some parts. I understand the need for the island scenes but it kind of got in the way of the drama or at least slowed it down.
Two scenes really stood out for me. One is when Elsa Lanchester helps out Power so he can escape on the boat. She couldn't be more sweet. He only wish is to help a gentleman. The other is when Power makes it back to England and visits the lawyer (Dudley Diggs) to help. There is a dance of trust or not along with pondering the possibility of success. It's all Diggs here.
Roddy McDowell grows up to be Power. Gene Tierney is an impossibly beautiful island girl. A bonus here is a sympathetic role for John Carradine. For you ladies, Power does run around without a shirt for the middle part of the picture. BTW, someone point me to a George Sanders role where he wasn't a slime ball. There must be a few but I don't recall.
It's a good drama. The title, I think, promises more action than it delivers but overall I enjoyed it.
"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana."