Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

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    • Re: Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

      DukePilgrim wrote:

      Watched Reap the Wild Wind tonight. It has been some time since I last saw it. Impressed by technicolor print and production values.

      Quite a good movie despite John Wayne playing second fiddle to Ray Milland.

      Neat movie one of De Milles less hammy efforts


      Mike


      Pretty much sums it up for me too. Besides I don't really care if John Wayne had to play second fiddle.

      Regards
      Popol Vuh
    • Re: Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

      Hi


      Originally Posted by ethanedwards

      Duke at this time was not billed first!(although, due to Duke's, gaining popluarity,this was reversed,some years later)
      Ray Milland, was favoured as he was under contract at the studios
      .
      Duke feared, he would end up in a supporting role,
      Duke told De Mille,
      The only reason, you're calling me over here, is to make Ray Milland, look like a man.
      The director asked Duke to trust him
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

      Hi

      At the risk of crossing threads Duke as a villian and deliberately sinking his ship in Reap the Wild Wind is unacceptable to many of his fans, but as a villian in Wake of the Red Witch when he also sinks his ship deliberately and is possibly even more of a villian, or at least a blacker character than his role in Reap the Wild Wind, is accepted quite happily. Perhaps it a point worth debating.

      Regards

      Arthur
      Walk Tall - Talk Low
    • Re: Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

      I agree Arthur,

      I find this happens in several films,
      when the character development
      seems to go off the rails.
      In both the movies mentioned,
      Dukes' character starts off as
      being a reasonable man,
      only to turn into, some self-destructive figure.
      Fans would dismay, as this is not in keeping with their
      idolism of Duke!
      In both these movies, it becomes
      almost unacceptable that a man intelligent
      enough to become a Captain of a major vessel,
      should not have the gumption,
      to 'er' ' Let's talk things through here!'
      (a point Popul also raised).
      Without discussing another movie in this thread,
      the same happened in Tycoon!!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

      I agree Arthur,

      I find this happens in several films,
      when the character developement
      seems to off the rails.
      In both the movies mentioned,
      Dukes' characterstarts off as
      being a reasonable man,
      only to turn into, some self-destructive figure.
      Fans would dismay, as this is not in keeping with their
      idolism of Duke!
      In both these movies, it becomes
      almost unacceptable that a man intelligent
      to become a Captain of a major vessel,
      should not have the gumption,
      to 'er' ' Let's talk things through here!
      a point Popul also raised.
      Without discussing another movie in this thread,
      the same happened in Tycoon!!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

      In addition to the poster shown in Keith's introductory post in this thread, there are 4 (yes, you read that correctly - FOUR) other posters. One from the year of release, and then one each from 1954, 1959, and 1964.

      Chester :newyear:
      Files
    • Re: Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

      I took more notion of Paulette Goddard second time watching. She's almost the same wild child as in Modern times. Her role is no more flattering than Wayne's, acts really stupid between the two men.
      Does anybody know how they got along with Duke? Her life with Chaplin was just in the end during the filming.
      I don't believe in surrenders.
    • Re: Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

      Hi Chester

      With the exception of the top right poster the other three are pretty impressive and some of the better ones that I have seen advertising Dukes movies.

      I don't think its fair to call Dukes charater stupid in this movie I would prefer to call him three dimensional with a dark side to him which allowed him to become corrupt.

      :agent:
      Regards
      Robbie