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Reap the Wild Wind

123 min | West Germany:112 min
Action | Adventure | Drama | Romance
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Cecil B. DeMille
Won Oscar. Another 2 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1942-06-15
Filming Locations: 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ray Milland
Stephen Tolliver
John Wayne
Captain Jack Stuart
Paulette Goddard
Loxi Claiborne
Raymond Massey
King Cutler
Robert Preston
Dan Cutler
Lynne Overman
Captain Phillip Philpott
Susan Hayward
Drusilla Alston
Charles Bickford
Master of the 'Tyfib'
Walter Hampden
Commodre Devereaux
Louise Beavers
Maum Maria
Martha O'Driscoll
Ivy Devereaux
Elisabeth Risdon
Mrs. Claiborne
Hedda Hopper
Aunt Henrietta
Victor Kilian
Oscar Polk
Salt Meat
Janet Beecher
Mrs. Mottram
Ben Carter
William 'Wee Willie' Davis
The Lamb (as William Davis)
Lane Chandler
Davison Clark
Judge Marvin
Louis Merrill
Captain of the 'Pelican' (as Lou Merrill)
Frank M. Thomas
Dr. Jepson
Keith Richards
Captain Carruthers
Victor Varconi
J. Farrell MacDonald
Port Captain (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
Harry Woods
Raymond Hatton
Master Shipwright
Milburn Stone
Lieutenant Farragut
Dave Wengren
'Claiborne' Lookout
Tony Paton
Barbara Britton
Charleston Lady
Julia Faye
Charleston Lady
Ameda Lambert
Charleston Lady
D'Arcy Miller
Charleston Beau
Bruce Warren
Charleston Beau
Eric Alden
Slim (uncredited)
Richard Alexander
Stoker Boss (uncredited)
C.E. Anderson
Juror (uncredited)
George Anderson
Jailer (uncredited)
James Anderson
Callboy in Café (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews
Turnkey (uncredited)
Sam Appel
Juror (uncredited)
George Barton
Joe (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Colin Blair
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Monte Blue
Officer at Tea (uncredited)
Sven Hugo Borg
Blackie (uncredited)
Ed Brady
'Pelican' Crewman (uncredited)
Al Bridge
Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks
Ball Guest (uncredited)
George Bruggeman
Gus (uncredited)
Stella Mary Burgess
Ball Guest (uncredited)
William Cabanne
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers
Lawyer (uncredited)
Jack Chapin
Clem (uncredited)
Tom Chatterton
Parson (uncredited)
Jack Clifford
'Pelican' Crewman (uncredited)
David Clyde
Old Director (uncredited)
Tommy Conlon
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Maurice Costello
Ball Guest (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Mary Currier
Waltzing Dowager in Ballroom (uncredited)
Max Davidson
Juror (uncredited)
Richard de Mille
Minor Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Jerome de Nuccio
George (uncredited)
Harry Dean
Juror (uncredited)
Cecil B. DeMille
Prologue Speaker (voice) (uncredited)
Helen Dickson
Ball Guest (uncredited)
James Dime
Spongeboat Crewman / Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Dixon
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Laurie Douglas
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee
Galley Growler (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn
'Jubilee' Lookout
Sarah Edwards
Dowager at Tea (uncredited)
William Elmer
Juror (uncredited)
Richard Elmore
'Claiborne' Cabin Boy (uncredited)
Hassan Ezzat
Cuban on Charleston Packet (uncredited)
William D. Faralla
Cliff (uncredited)
Al Ferguson
Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
Frank Ferguson
Snaith (uncredited)
James Flavin
Girl's Father (uncredited)
Sam Flint
Surgeon (uncredited)
Byron Foulger
Bixby (uncredited)
Christian J. Frank
Juror (uncredited)
Jerry Franks Jr.
Pedro (uncredited)
Charles K. French
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson
30 Year Old Devereaux Clerk (uncredited)
James Gillette
Ivy's Waltzing Partner (uncredited)
Fred Graham
Jake (uncredited)
Jesse Graves
Mrs. Mottram's Butler (uncredited)
George Guhl
Man on Street (uncredited)
William Haade
'Jubilee' Second Mate (uncredited)
Frank Hagney
Cutler Man in Barrell Room (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton
Bosco (uncredited)
Mildred Harris
Dancing Lady (uncredited)
Sam Harris
Tea Guest (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
Charleston Packet Second Mate (uncredited)
Robert Homans
Captain in Café (uncredited)
Bob Ireland
Roger (uncredited)
Eugene Jackson
Dr. Jepson's Black Servant (uncredited)
Clarke Jennings
Ed (uncredited)
Carmencita Johnson
Girl with Oilskins (uncredited)
Jack W. Johnston
Devereaux Clerk (uncredited)
Emmett King
Old Gentleman in Ballroom (uncredited)
Stubby Kruger
Pat (uncredited)
Louise La Planche
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Frank Lackteen
Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw
Tony (uncredited)
Hope Landin
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Larry Lawson
Frank (uncredited)
Laura Lee
Southern Belle (uncredited)
Lora Lee
Southern Belle (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Elmo Lincoln
Minor Role (uncredited)
Leota Lorraine
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Jack Luden
Southern Gentleman at Tea (uncredited)
George Magrill
Mike (uncredited)
Tony Martelli
Guest at Inn (uncredited)
Jim Mason
'Pelican' Crewman (uncredited)
Carl Mathews
Stevedore (uncredited)
Claire McDowell
Ettie (uncredited)
Cyril McLaglen
Stevedore (uncredited)
George Melford
Devereaux Banker (uncredited)
John Merkyl
Southern Gentleman (uncredited)
John Merton
'Pelican' Crewman (uncredited)
Robert Milasch
Juror (uncredited)
King Mojave
Art (uncredited)
Richard Neill
Old Gentleman at Tea (uncredited)
Ottola Nesmith
Dowager at Tea (uncredited)
John Northpole
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Wally O'Connor
Hugh (uncredited)
Tom O'Grady
Inn Bartender (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva
Man with Suspenders (uncredited)
Emory Parnell
Jailer (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr.
Bailiff (uncredited)
Buddy Pepper
Café Callboy (uncredited)
Gil Perkins
Southern Cross Leadsman (uncredited)
Albert Petit
Ball Guest (uncredited)
John Power
Juror (uncredited)
Lee Prather
Court Clerk (uncredited)
Houghton Ralph
Buck (uncredited)
George Reed
Black Servant at Tea (uncredited)
Frank Richards
Cutler Man in Barrel Room (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff
Widgeon's Tall Bald Thug (uncredited)
Mel Ruick
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Ynez Seabury
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Dorothy Sebastian
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall
Juror (uncredited)
Frank Shannon
Captain in Café (uncredited)
Mildred Shay
Girl in Match Sequence (uncredited)
Ray Spiker
Stan (uncredited)
John St. Polis
Devereaux Foreign Agent (uncredited)
Will Stanton
Rat-Faced Man (uncredited)
Jack Sterling
Lars (uncredited)
Hayden Stevenson
Lawyer (uncredited)
Jack Stoney
Widgeon Henchman (uncredited)
Leo Sulky
Juror (uncredited)
Akim Tamiroff
The Lamb (voice) (uncredited)
Forrest Taylor
Devereaux Treasurer (uncredited)
Mary Thomas
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Guy Usher
Jailer (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel
Roy (uncredited)
Gohr Van Vleck
First Mate of Charleston Packet (uncredited)
Catherine Wallace
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Joyce Walsh
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Harry Warren
Boston (uncredited)
Stanhope Wheatcroft
Devereaux Secretary (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford
Inn Guest / Fisherman / Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Lloyd Whitlock
Southern Gentleman (uncredited)
Florence Wix
Ball Guest (uncredited)
Don Zelaya
Café Bartender (uncredited)
Fred Zendar
Spike (uncredited)
Carl Zwolsman
Nate (uncredited)
Did you know?
Although John Wayne was pleased to have been cast in such an important movie, he was unhappy with his part and once complained he was only there to make Ray Milland look like a "real man".
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Cecil B. DeMille had wanted Errol Flynn to play Captain Jack Stuart, but Jack L. Warner refused to loan him out.
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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The song "'Tis But A Little Faded Flower", was published in 1860, but sung in the film, which is set in the 1840s.
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Incorrectly regarded as a goof: John Wayne's reference to Mother Carey's Chickens has nothing to do with Kate Douglas Wiggins 1911 novel. It is a seafaring name for the Storm Petrel, so-called because the birds appear before a storm. Mother Carey is a corruption of Mater Cara (Dear Mother), an epithet of the Virgin Mary, to whom Portuguese and Spanish sailors used to pray before a storm.
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Jack makes a reference to "Mother Carey's Chickens", although the movie is set in the 1840s and Kate Douglas Wiggin's novel wasn't published until 1911.
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Loxi: Where is Captain Jack?
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Gertrude Astor
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