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The Hurricane (1937)





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In this film, Terangi is a tempestuous native of the French-controlled island of Manakoora. After marrying childhood sweetheart Marama, Terangi takes a job on a ship. While docked in Tahiti, Teragni is goaded into a fight by a white man -- an offense punishable by a stiff prison term.

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Jon Hall
as Terangi
Raymond Massey
as Governor Eugene De Laage
Mary Astor
as Madame Germaine De Laage
C. Aubrey Smith
as Father Paul
Thomas Mitchell
as Dr. Kersaint
Jerome Cowan
as Capt. Nagle
Al Kikume
as Chief Mehevi
as Arai
as Reri
Flora Hayes
as Mama Rua
Mary Shaw
as Marunga
Roger Drake
as Captain of Guards
Inez Courtney
as Girl on Ship
Paul Stader
as Stuntman
William B. Davidson
as Man Who Is Injured
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Critic Reviews for The Hurricane

All Critics (4)

Hurricane was really not much more than the spectacle of huge billows of water swamping a South Sea Island; nevertheless, its effect is nearly stupendous.

October 30, 2019 | Full Review…

There have been tornadoes on the screen before, but compared with the Goldwyn catastrophe they don't seem much more impressive to look back on than a burst water main.

July 23, 2019 | Full Review…

John Ford's popular film is an early, stunning sampler of the disaster genre, in which the love story between scantily clad Jon Hall and Dorothy Lamour is secondary to the major set-piece, which won the Sound Oscar.

August 6, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The highlight of this scenic black and white romantic South Seas tale is the 15 minute hurricane sequence at the climax.

May 17, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hurricane

A John Ford tour-de-force with special effects still unmatched even today as little island native boy gets jailed and nailed for daring to think he was as good as a white man. Worth many viewings and, of course, Dorothy Lamour in a wet sarong.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Some parts are terribly corny with dialogue handed to the actors in the form of declamations but overall a well directed and enjoyable film. The picture doesn't require any heavy lifting dramatically but Hall is fine in the lead, certainly a dashing protaganist and Dorothy of course looks great in her sarong. It's the supporting cast, a collection of dynamite character actors, that make this memorable. Any movie lucky enough to have Mary Astor, Thomas Mitchell, Jerome Cowan, Raymond Massey and John Carradine contributing their individual presence is worth seeing if only for them but this has good special effects, for the time, and a fun story to boot.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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