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Reap the Wild Wind (1942) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille and William H. Pine.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson; Interior Decoration: George SawleyNominated
Best CinematographyVictor Milner, William V. SkallNominated

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Loxi: Where is Captain Jack?
Capt. Phillip Philpott: He's on a diving job. He'll be back this afternoon
Capt. Phillip Philpott: if his hat didn't leak!

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This was the last film in which Hedda Hopper appeared as a character other than herself.
For the 1954 theatrical re-release, John Wayne was given top billing in the posters because of his increased star status, and Susan Hayward, who had since 1942 become a major star instead of a supporting player, was misleadingly billed second. Formerly top-billed Ray Milland got third billing in the new posters, while leading lady Paulette Goddard was demoted to fourth billing.
The underwater 'Southern Cross' scenes took two months to film.
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