What Made Ty Power CHANGE!
CHANGE is a relief, be it for better or worse, it has been said.
Lavish efforts to have him emulate former actors in resurrected pictures added to the crisis. As one columnist succinctly observed: "Power might be believable putting a 3-A Erector set together, but certainly not the Suez Canal." Two human dynamos -- Darryl Zanuck and Ty himself -- with the aid of Nature -- are largely responsible for correcting this unfortunate condition. Zanuck cast Ty in roles suited to a youthful actor. The first was A Yank in the RAF . Ty, by strenuous exercise and proper diet, acquired twenty needed pounds. Father Time's subtle changes did their share, as did Patia Power, Ty's mother and best instructor.
Today audiences can accept Tyrone Power as the adventurous Benjamin Blake in Son of Fury. Added poundage and maturity make such exploits as deserting a ship, swimming to shore, knocking George Sanders over a banister and diving for pearls plausible. This change is not only a relief; it is welcome when it gives us the Ty Power of 1942.