Reap the Wild Wind (1942): Movie Review

A few weeks ago we asked you to tell us about your film favorites. Today, reader Gary Koca presents his views on the classic Reap the Wild Wind. Take it away, Gary!:

How about this one? A great seafaring adventure directed by legendary director Cecil B. DeMille. The 1942 classic film Reap the Wild Wind. In this film, honest salvage masters in the Key West area have to deal with dishonest ones at a time when America’s very survival depended on shipping its goods by sea. It is a very exciting film, whose highlights include a battle with a giant squid as the climax. And what a cast! Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, John Wayne, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston and Susan Hayward for starters, and you can’t beat that. Reap the Wild Wind is definitely a four-star film…especially if you can tolerate the usual dopey DeMille dialogue.

Would you like to discuss one of your favorite films for MovieFanFare? Here’s how you can participate!

Gary Koca is a lifetime resident of the Chicago area and a longtime fan of classic movies. He is currently writing a book about forgotten stars of the 1930s through 1950s.