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The Hurricane (1937) was a Action - Drama Film directed by John Ford and Stuart Heisler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn and Merritt Hulburd.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorThomas MitchellNominated
Best Music - ScoringSamuel Goldwyn Studio Music Department, Alfred Newman, head of department (Score by Alfred Newman)Nominated
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Dr. Kersaint: You know, I play a kind of chess game with the oldest gambler in the world, Mehevi. He takes Mama Rua, and I checkmate him with a baby.
[laughs]
Dr. Kersaint: I'll think I'll have another drop of cognac just to keep the wind out of my bones on the way home.


Madame Germaine De Laage: [storm is relentlessly pounding the church, people inside hear the sea gaining on the church]
Madame Germaine De Laage: Father, will the sea rise and cover the island?
Father Paul: We're on the highest part here, my daughter. Even if the sea reaches us, the walls will keep it out.


Terangi: [from the tree, Terangi sees two colums collapse on the west wall of the church] The church! It's going!
Terangi: [after fighting the pounding seas to get inside the church] Father Paul, come! The sea is breaking in, the walls are going, Look!
[points to the altar, where the wind starts tearing up the corrugated iron roof]
Father Paul: Take those who want to go. I am staying here!
Terangi: You will drown, Father Paul! You saved me. Take my arm and let me save you!
Father Paul: No, my son, Take Madame.
Madame Germaine De Laage: No! I'll stay with you Father Paul
Father Paul: Take her! Take her back safe to the world that will drown you, Terangi.
[storm shatters the gothic window on the west wall, more water and wind blow into the church]
Father Paul: Please Madame, Go. Terangi, Take her
Terangi: Yes, Father.
Father Paul: Those of you who wish to go, go now! Those who wish to sing with me, for the last time, stay.


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The native village set was on 2½ acres of United Artists' back lot.
Doubles were not used for Mary Astor and Dorothy Lamour when they were lashed to a tree during the hurricane. In her autobiography, Astor said that the sand and water whipping their faces sometimes left pinpricks of blood on their cheeks.
Charles Locher officially changed his name professionally to Jon Hall with this picture in order to capitalize on his real life relationship to "The Hurricane"'s co-author, James Norman Hall.
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