Reap the Wild Wind
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Another overblown Cecil B. DeMille "epic." One of his lesser efforts.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tepid hokum adventure tale from Cecil B. De Mille.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Tepid DeMille spectacle enlivened by a giant squid.

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Bruce Bruce
I haven't watched many John Wayne films on DVD, mostly growing up and seeing them on TV, So this is a first. I don't think that the Duke was the main… More
jay nixon
Florid, over the top De Mille epic, is there any other kind? The technicolor is vivid, the costumes are beautiful and the acting is enjoyably over the top,… More