TCM Pick of the Day: Reap the Wild Wind (1942)


Once again, another hard pick for me to decide on today but I think I made a pretty solid choice with this one. I think the real selling point for me is the early 40’s technicolor. Not because color movies are better than black and white films but I find 1940’s color pictures to be absolutely eye-catching and irresistible (and I was really digging the octopus on the poster). The film stars TCM star of the month Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward, and the legendary Cecil B. DeMille. One hell of a line-up right? The TCM synopsis reads “two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.” The film begins at 10:00 p.m. PST.

And since it was such a close race for the pick, here are my runners-up: Kitty (1945) (My Fair Lady with a twist) and Blossoms in the Dust (1941) (I usually like Greer Garson’s movies).

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