The New Pictures, Apr. 20, 1942

Reap the Wild Wind (Paramount) has all that money (about $1,800,000 worth) can buy: horrendous hurricanes, sailing ships to buck them; a monster squid, brave men and bold to tackle it; a dressmaker's dream of a cotillion; flora & fauna and seascapes galore; vermilion cockatoos and great red cheeses; red-coated slaves and monkeys in the rigging; rooms, houses, towns, cities, dripping with elegance and Technicolor.

What Reap hasn't got is what it takes, which money can't buy. This so-called saga of the seafaring U.S. of 1840 is seldom credible, only occasionally exciting. It...

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