A stunning big blowout; this South Seas spectacular from the great John Ford is a rare perennial. The story is pretty much hooey with a dollop of tropical glamour on top, but anyway, marvelously self-serving. The beauteous Lamour is in love with barrel-chested Hall, whose hot temper lands
him in hot water with corrupt island governor Massey. There's a fine assist from Astor, Mitchell, Cowan, Carradine, and Smith. Then the hurricane comes--a real lulu--and steals everyone's thunder. These scenes are terrifyingly spectacular, done on actual and miniature scales so cleverly edited
that it is next to impossible to discern where one leaves off and the other takes over.<...