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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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DISASTER BLOG-A-THON: The Hurricane, 1937

on Jun 10, 2020 From Caftan Woman

The Midnite Drive-In and Dubsism are hosting (cue: thunder and lightning) the DISASTER BLOG-A-THON! Start your journey HERE, if you dare. Manakoora is a South Sea Island under the dubious protection of France. Governor Paul DeLaage played by Raymond Massey comes from a long line of bureaucrat... Read full article


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Abusive Drunk: [to terangi's friends] "Get up! Get up I said!
[2 people flee the table, Terangi does not move]
Abusive Drunk: [to Terangi] "Clear out! Get up when a white man tells ya!
[he hits Terangi, Terangi hits him back, braking his jaw]


DeLaage: My dear doctor, I'm ready to give my wife and my friends anything I own in the world except my sense of honor and duty.
Dr. Kersaint: A sense of honor in the South Seas is about as useful and often as silly as a silk hat in a hurricane.


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.


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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.
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.
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