Tyrone Power Box Set

04/09/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 04/09/2006
  |  515 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing five classic movies starring Tyrone Power. 'The Mark of Zorro' (1940) is a swashbuckling remake of Douglas Fairbanks' silent classic, with Power as the bemasked hero Zorro. Power plays the son of the deposed ruler of California, returning from Spain to overthrow the tyrannical despots who have taken his place. In 'A Yank in the R.A.F.' (1941), having recently arrived in London, Tim Baker (Power) is hoping to impress his girlfriend Carol Brown (Betty Grable) by joining the Royal Air Force. His 'couldn't care' attitude towards the war changes when he has to fly under combat conditions and prove his abilities. 'In Old Chicago' (1937) details the events that led up to the great fire in Chicago towards the end of the 19th century. Including the original theatrical trailer and poster, it was based on the novel by Niven Busch. 'The Razor's Edge' (1946) is an adaptation of Somerset Maugham's famous philosophical novel. Power is the restless aviator Larry Darrell, sickened by the slaughter he has witnessed in WWI. He returns to Chicago questioning the moral values and fibre of his society and refuses to join the social 'creme de la creme' of which his high society fiancee Isabel Bradley (Gene Tierney) is a part. Instead he embarks on a quest to find intellectual and spiritual freedom, travelling to Paris and India, where he finds an elderly Hindu mystic who brings peace to his troubled mind. Ten years later, Larry is reunited with Isabel and his former friends, all of whom have suffered in some way. Finally, 'Second Fiddle' (1939) is a musical, based on the story by George Bradshaw and with music from Irving Berlin, in which a studio publicist (Power) discovers Minnesota skating teacher (Henie) and takes her to Hollywood.