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)
|Best Supporting Actor||Thomas Mitchell||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Samuel Goldwyn Studio Music Department, Alfred Newman, head of department (Score by Alfred Newman)||Nominated|
DISASTER BLOG-A-THON: The Hurricane, 1937on 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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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.
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.
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.
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The native village set was on 2½ acres of United Artists' back lot.
According to Life Magazine, special effects wizard James Basevi was given a budget of $400,000 to create his effects. He spent $150,000 to build a native village with a lagoon 200 yards long, and then spent $250,000 destroying it.
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