The Hurricane
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The Hurricane
Framed in a flashback related by doctor Thomas Mitchell, The Hurricane is in essence the story of a struggle between individual freedom and colonial oppression. Jon Hall plays Terangi, a tempestuous native of the French-controlled island of Manakoora. After marrying childhood sweetheart Marama (Dorothy Lamour, saronged as usual), 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. French governor DeLaage (Raymond Massey) has nothing personal against the native, but he is dedicated to upholding the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The highlight of this scenic black and white romantic South Seas tale is the 15 minute hurricane sequence at the climax."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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