The Hurricane

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In the Island of Manukura, a French colony in the South Seas, the joyful Terangi is a leader among the natives and the first mate of the Katopua, the tall ship of Captain Nagle. Terangi gets married with Marama and sooner he sails to Tahiti. read more
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In the Island of Manukura, a French colony in the South Seas, the joyful Terangi is a leader among the natives and the first mate of the Katopua, the tall ship of Captain Nagle. Terangi gets married with Marama and sooner he sails to Tahiti. While in a bar playing with other natives, Terangi is offended by an alcoholic racist French and he hits his face, breaking his jaw. Despite the testimony of Captain Nagle, Terangi is sentenced to six months of forced labor since the victim had political connections with the Powers That Be. Captain Nagle asks the Governor Eugene DeLaage to uses his influence to help Terangi, but the governor refuses. Terangi unsuccessfully tries to escape from the prison, and each attempt increases his sentence. Eight years later, he finally escapes and his jailbreak is celebrated in Manukura. Father Paul finds his canoe and brings Terangi to the island. But a devastating hurricane also arrives in the island threatening the dwellers.

Original Release

11/09/1937

US Release

11/09/1937

Cast

Dorothy Lamour Marama
Jon Hall Terangi
Mary Astor Mme. DeLaage / Madame Germaine De Laage
C. Aubrey Smith Father Paul
Thomas Mitchell Dr. Kersaint
Raymond Massey DeLaage / Gov. Eugene De Laage
John Carradine Warden
Jerome Cowan Captain Nagle
Al Kikume Chief Mehevi
Kuulei De Clercq Tita
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Ford

Writers

Dudley Nichols, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall, Ben Hecht, W.P. Lipscomb

Cast

Dorothy Lamour Marama
Jon Hall Terangi
Mary Astor Mme. DeLaage / Madame Germaine De Laage
C. Aubrey Smith Father Paul
Thomas Mitchell Dr. Kersaint
Raymond Massey DeLaage / Gov. Eugene De Laage
John Carradine Warden
Jerome Cowan Captain Nagle
Al Kikume Chief Mehevi
Kuulei De Clercq Tita
Layne Tom Jr. Mako
Mamo Clark Hitia
Inez Courtney Girl on Ship
Movita Arai
Yola d'Avril Club Hibiscus Singer [Sings 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love' in French]
William B. Davidson Abusive Drunk
Lei Aloha Native
Lionel Braham The Governor
Spencer Charters Judge
Anne Chevalier Reri

Producers

Editors

Lloyd Nosler

1938OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1938OscarBest Sound, Recording Won
1938OscarBest Music, Score Nominated
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