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Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 4 June 1942 (Mexico)
Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

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(as Cecil B. De Mille)

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(screenplay) (as Alan LeMay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Storyline

Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a lucrative business for two companies -- one headed by a feisty young woman. Then she falls in love with the captain of a wrecked ship while he recuperates at her home. She travels to Charleston and is charming to the man most likely to be head of the captain's company, thinking she will be able to get the captain the position he wants on the company's first steam ship. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 June 1942 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Cecil B. De Mille's Reap the Wild Wind  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The voice of the character "The Lamb", played by former wrestler 'William 'Wee Willie' Davis' (fqv), was dubbed by Paramount contract player Akim Tamiroff, who had previously acted for Cecil B. DeMille in North West Mounted Police (1940). See more »

Goofs

Incorrectly regarded as a goof: John Wayne's reference to Mother Carey's Chickens has nothing to do with Kate Douglas Wiggins 1911 novel. It is a seafaring name for the Storm Petrel, so-called because the birds appear before a storm. Mother Carey is a corruption of Mater Cara (Dear Mother), an epithet of the Virgin Mary, to whom Portuguese and Spanish sailors used to pray before a storm. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

When I'm Gone Away
(1942) (uncredited)
(Also known as "Who's Going to be My Honey")
Music and Lyrics by Troy Sanders
Sung by black chorus at the end
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Great Romantic Sea Adventure
24 October 1999 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. All the stars were at their peak. They looked so glamorous and young and vital in their careers. I loved Paulette Goddard.

In my personal opinion, she has been overlooked by so many. She was a wonderful beautiful star. Can't believe in the re-release they put Susan Hayward ahead of Paulette. Hayward had a very small part. Paulette was the star of the movie. It's not the first time they have put Goddard last. Too bad. I think she's terrific. She had the ability to do comedy as well as drama. And she was a very gorgeous woman. That wonderful laugh of hers.


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