Cinema: Horse Latitudes

HURRICANE Directed by Jan Troell Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr.

It is hard to imagine why anyone would want to remake Hurricane in the first place. It is a dour period piece about miscegenation in the South Seas more than a half-century ago, in which the daughter (Mia Farrow) of Pago Pago's American military governor (Jason Robards) falls for the proud native prince of a nearby is land (Dayton Ka'ne, winner of a talent search in which everyone should have looked harder). The only hope for Hurricane would have been turning it into a send-up of the old tropical lagoony genre.

Instead, the...

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