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Slattery's Hurricane (1949)

A former WW2 naval pilot employed by a Miami civilian company reminisces about his past and present sins while flying a plane into an incoming hurricane.

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A pilot wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman he has misused. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife of his best friend. Written by Ed Lorusso

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11 August 1949 (USA)  »

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O Furacão da Vida  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 6, 1950 with Veronica Lake reprising her film role. See more »

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Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Richard Widmark in the cab
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A bumpy ride that benefits from its reasonably short length and solid leading man.
26 April 2010 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I hardly recognized Veronica Lake when she first appeared. That short hair was a surprise! Too bad she had so little success beyond her first few successful films.

"Slattery's Hurricane" is a well polished black and white action film that does hold the viewer's interest. It's not a great film, nor even an exceptionally good one. Still, I would recommend it for a number of reasons. Widmark is good as always, and the location work and flying scenes are interesting. Also, at 87 minutes it is pretty well paced. I see in the cast that nearly half a dozen actors had their scenes deleted. That's a sign that the producers decided to tighten the film up a bit, and I think they probably were right in doing so.

As I said, it's worth a look, if only to see how Hollywood in the late 40s was breaking the bonds of the sound stages in which such a high percentage of movies were made prior to that time.


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