The Hurricane (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hurricane (1937)

The Hurricane





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Hurricane Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

In this film, Terangi is a tempestuous native of the French-controlled island of Manakoora. After marrying childhood sweetheart Marama, Terangi takes a job on a ship. While docked in Tahiti, Teragni is goaded into a fight by a white man -- an offense punishable by a stiff prison term.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dudley Nichols, Oliver H.P. Garrett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 12, 1999
Paramount Pictures

Watch it now


Jon Hall
as Terangi
Raymond Massey
as Governor Eugene De L...
Mary Astor
as Madame Germaine De L...
C. Aubrey Smith
as Father Paul
Thomas Mitchell
as Dr. Kersaint
Jerome Cowan
as Capt. Nagle
Al Kikume
as Chief Mehevi
as Arai
as Reri
Flora Hayes
as Mama Rua
Mary Shaw
as Marunga
Roger Drake
as Captain of Guards
Inez Courtney
as Girl on Ship
Paul Stader
as Stuntman
William B. Davidson
as Man Who Is Injured
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for The Hurricane

Critic Reviews for The Hurricane

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

John Ford's popular film is an early, stunning sampler of the disaster genre, in which the love story between scantily clad Jon Hall and Dorothy Lamour is secondary to the major set-piece, which won the Sound Oscar.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012

The highlight of this scenic black and white romantic South Seas tale is the 15 minute hurricane sequence at the climax.

Full Review… | May 17, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Hurricane

A John Ford tour-de-force with special effects still unmatched even today as little island native boy gets jailed and nailed for daring to think he was as good as a white man. Worth many viewings and, of course, Dorothy Lamour in a wet sarong.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Some parts are terribly corny with dialogue handed to the actors in the form of declamations but overall a well directed and enjoyable film. The picture doesn't require any heavy lifting dramatically but Hall is fine in the lead, certainly a dashing protaganist and Dorothy of course looks great in her sarong. It's the supporting cast, a collection of dynamite character actors, that make this memorable. Any movie lucky enough to have Mary Astor, Thomas Mitchell, Jerome Cowan, Raymond Massey and John Carradine contributing their individual presence is worth seeing if only for them but this has good special effects, for the time, and a fun story to boot.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


The best disaster movie ever? The plot is intriguing and the disaster serves to underscore the theme of the film itself, which is the cruel and rigid oppression of man against man. You have to love Thomas Mitchell in anything he's in since he essentially plays the same character (the loveable drunk), but he really holds this whole thing together. The actual hurricane sequence itself is really well done--especially for 1937. It is intense.

The Hurricane Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Hurricane on our Movie forum!