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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Fuchs (written by) and
Richard Brooks (written by)
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Release Date:
10 February 1951 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Unmasked by Warner Brothers! See more »
Plot:
Marsha Mitchell, a traveling dress model, stops in a southern town to see her sister who has married a Ku Klux Klansman. Marsha sees the KKK commit a murder and helps District Attorney Burt Rainey in bringing the criminals to justice. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ginger Rogers ... Marsha Mitchell

Ronald Reagan ... Burt Rainey

Doris Day ... Lucy Rice
Steve Cochran ... Hank Rice
Hugh Sanders ... Charlie Barr
Lloyd Gough ... Cliff Rummel
Raymond Greenleaf ... Faulkner

Ned Glass ... George Athens
Paul E. Burns ... Frank Hauser, Baggage Man
Walter Baldwin ... Coroner Bledsoe
Lynn Whitney ... Cora Athens
Stuart Randall ... Walt Walters
Sean McClory ... Shore
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lillian Albertson ... Mrs. Rainey (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Townsman on Courthouse Steps (uncredited)

Richard Anderson ... Interne (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Janet Barrett ... Mrs. Adams (uncredited)
Fern Barry ... Wife (uncredited)

Paul Brinegar ... Cameraman #1 (uncredited)
Blondie Bronzell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ... Townsman (uncredited)
Leo Cleary ... Barnet (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
Charles J. Conrad ... Jordan (uncredited)
Ned Davenport ... Policeman #2 (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Don Dillaway ... 2nd Convert (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ross Elliott ... Glen (uncredited)
Gene Evans ... Ku Klux Klansman (uncredited)
Norman Field ... 1st Convert (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Walker (uncredited)
Alex Gerry ... Basset (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Courtroom Cop (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Townsman (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh ... Townsman (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Mr. Louden (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Mr. Rainey (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Policeman #1 (uncredited)
Mary Alan Hokanson ... Secretary (uncredited)
Lloyd Jenkins ... Tommy (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
David Le Grand ... Customer (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Al (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Fowler (uncredited)
Frank McCarroll ... Townsman (uncredited)
Michael McHale ... 3rd Convert (uncredited)

David McMahon ... Hollis (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Bowling Alley Patron (uncredited)
Robert A. O'Neil ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Baggage Room Attendant (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Grandon Rhodes ... Pike (uncredited)
Lee Roberts ... Driver (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Ku Klux Klansman (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Inquest Bailiff (uncredited)
Edmon Ryan ... Trailer's Hooded Narrator (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
Joe Smith ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Townsman at Recreation Center (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Mill Worker (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Walter Adams / Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
Tommy Walker ... Bob (uncredited)

Anthony Warde ... Jukebox Collector (uncredited)
Duke Watson ... Ernie (uncredited)
Charles Watts ... Wally (uncredited)
Tom Wells ... Cameraman #2 (uncredited)
Bill Welsh ... Hardy (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Sheriff Art Jaeger (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Townsman Outside Courthouse (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
Allen Wood ... Bowling Alley Patron / Mill Workman (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Heisler 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Fuchs (written by) and
Richard Brooks (written by)

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniele Amfitheatrof 
 
Cinematography by
Carl E. Guthrie (director of photography) (as Carl Guthrie)
 
Film Editing by
Clarence Kolster 
 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
 
Set Decoration by
G.W. Berntsen 
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Ray Forman .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie G. Hewitt .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Herschel Brown .... grip (uncredited)
Louis Jennings .... camera operator (uncredited)
Vic Johnson .... gaffer (uncredited)
Eugene Ritchie .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Milo Anderson .... wardrobe
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Tamkin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Howard Hohler .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #14344)
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Trivia:
The studio wanted Lauren Bacall and Doris Day to star in the film, but Bacall went to Africa with her husband Humphrey Bogart to film The African Queen (1951)See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: A character is murdered by the KKK after 10pm one evening. An autopsy is performed, witnesses interviewed and a coroner's inquest is held - all by the following afternoon, hardly twelve hours after crime was committed.See more »
Quotes:
Burt Rainey:Just wearing that hood doesn't change your voice, Walker. Am I supposed to be afraid of you because your face is covered up? It'll take more than these sheets you're wearing to hide the fact that you're mean, frightened little people, or you wouldn't be here, desecrating the cross.See more »
Soundtrack:
Keep Cool, FoolSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A hard rain's gonna fall, 11 February 2007
Author: dbdumonteil

"Storm Warning " is a very interesting movie.Few movies dealt with the KKK at the time and ,of course,we are far from "Birth Of A Nation"( where they were the good guys(!!!) who saved the Cameron family attacked by the villains (the black men!)).

"Storm Warning" gives a strong depiction of that sinister secret society."Without your hood,you are cowards!" one character says .Quite rightly so.Without their hoods,when they beat the retreat ,they are the guys -next -door ;they even bring their children to the meeting.

The action is tight ,everything happens in 24 hours .There are many suspenseful scenes ,particularly the first one in Lucy's house when Marsha discovers that her brother-in-law is part of them.Of course Tennessee Williams' shadow hangs over the threesome Marsha/Lucy/Hank who reminds everyone of Blanche/Stella/Stanley ;besides Doris Day resembles Kim Hunter.But it does not get in the way.On the contrary ,it gives Hank's character substance ,and Steve Cochran rises to the occasion.Ronald Reagan's part is less interesting,but fortunately,the script writers spared us a love affair between him and Ginger Rogers.

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