Hurricane, The (1937)

The Hurricane (1937), directed by John Ford.

A Polynesian bridegroom is sent to prison after knocking down a rude white man. After years of escape attempts he makes it back to the home island and his wife and child just in time for the biggest hurricane I have ever seen on film.

Seriously: they must have retired those pumps and wind machines afterward as being too dangerous. Amazing effects, both models and life-sized.

I wasn't going to review this but -- as is often the case -- the Blu-ray commentary track made it a more interesting film. Notable points:

Available on a Kino Blu-ray.