The Hurricane (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Lloyd Nosler.  Academy Awards 1937.  This excellent…

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The Furies

BBBB (out of 5) The title refers as much to the temperaments of its main characters as it does to the land upon which they live.  Barbara Stanwyck is in fine form as the daughter of a gusto-defining rancher (Walter Huston in his final role) who has always run The Furies with power and might. She defies…

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Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

BBBBB (out of 5) Exceptional adventure film that, along with The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, makes 1935 a top-notch year for action films. By far the best of all three versions made of this story, it stars a heroic Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian, the Lieutenant aboard the ship Bounty, bound for Tahiti in search of…

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