November 10, 1937
THE SCREEN; Samuel Goldwyn Turns Nordhoff-Hall 'Hurricane' Loose Across the Screen of the- Astor
By FRANK S. NUGENT
Published: November 10, 1937
Only God can make a tree, but James Basevi makes earthquakes ("San Francisco"), locust plagues ("The Good Earth") and hurricanes. The storm he brewed for Samuel Goldwyn's "Hurricane," that spectacular adaptation of the Nordhoff-Hall adventure story which came to life at the Astor last night, is easily the greatest of his achievements. It is a hurricane to blast you from the orchestra pit to the first mezzanine. It is a hurricane to film your eyes with spin-drift, to beat at your ears with its thunder, to clutch at your heart and...