TY POWER - Still a Killer
It started with "Jesse James"....
Goes on in "Yank in RAF"
DARRYL ZANUCK prescribed "Jesse James" for Tyrone Power as a Father prescribes cough syrup for his son - "Here, this'll make a man of you!" And it did. In half a dozen pictures before that, Ty had been a nice young fellow with romantic eyes and a way of winning the girl in the last reel. "Jesse" started him on a cycle of assignments as a hard-riding, fast-shooting he-man; it opened the way for him to big parts he would never have had otherwise.
Latest of these is the lead in A Yank in the RAF. In this Ty plays a cocky American in England's Royal Air Force who kills for bitter revenge, and in a rage. International law says it's legal in war, but for film purposes it's important because Ty is loose again as a killer.
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