Reap the Wild Wind
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Cecil B. DeMille's Technicolor historical spectacle Reap the Wild Wind was to have starred Gary Cooper, but Cooper's prior commitment to Goldwyn's Pride of the Yankees compelled DeMille to recast the leading role with John Wayne. The film, set in the mid-19th century, centers around Key West, Florida, where piracy reigns unchecked and steam engines are beginning to replace tall ships. Jack Stuart (Wayne) is a sea captain who crashes his vessel on the shoals of Key West. Loxi Claiborne (Paulette Goddard), the hoydenish manager of a salvage firm, arrives on the scene, but discovers… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A product of its time, DeMille's epic spectacle has preposterous plot but the undersea effects are good and so are the performances; hard to believe but Ray Milland was bigger name than Wayne, who gets second billing and deviates from his screen image"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Another overblown Cecil B. DeMille "epic." One of his lesser efforts."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Tepid hokum adventure tale from Cecil B. De Mille."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Tepid DeMille spectacle enlivened by a giant squid."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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