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The Moviegoer



"Hurricane," which opened at the University yesterday for a stay one day longer than the usual run, is a picture that no one can afford to miss. It is a masterpiece of photography and direction. By the authors of "Mutiny on the Bounty," it deals with the South Sea Islands of bygone years when only Nature and the Catholic Church dared to interfere with the French Penal Code. The hero (Jon Hall) is cast as a native symbolic of all the natives, incredibly strong and brave, free as a bird and incapable of understanding restraint. His arrest, for striking a white, and his brutal captivity are climaxed by a superhuman escape, and on top of this comes "the wind that overturns the earth." To sit through it is an ordeal, fearful and thrilling.

C. Aubrey Smith is fine as the understanding priest, and Thomas Mitchell as the governor's counselor is equally good. Dorothy Lamour is adequate as Mr. Hall's pretty and passionate wife. John Ford directed. "Wise Girl," with Miriam Hopkins, is as good a companion picture as can be expected under the circumstances.

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