Review: ‘The Storm’

The Storm served on two former occasions as a silent, in 1916 for Paramount and in 1922 for U. Lupe Velez is a French smuggler's daughter who is left with a friendly trapper by her father just before a bullet from a mountie's gun lays him low. She plays with an accent that is a cross between Spanish and French, half the time doing a flashing Spanish senorita, the other half a piquant young demoiselle.

The Storm served on two former occasions as a silent, in 1916 for Paramount and in 1922 for U. Lupe Velez is a French smuggler’s daughter who is left with a friendly trapper by her father just before a bullet from a mountie’s gun lays him low. She plays with an accent that is a cross between Spanish and French, half the time doing a flashing Spanish senorita, the other half a piquant young demoiselle.

Story [from a play, Men without Skirts, by Langdon McCormick] is that of a trapper-miner and his best friend who develop a bad jealousy between each other for the girl ward left with the forme. They both lean heavily toward the girl, finally hating each other.

Shots of the girl in the river attempting to rescue her father from Mounties are very cleverly done. The old man’s leap from a cliff, and their race down the river until the canoe capsizes, is also fairly thrilling stuff expertly photographed.

The Storm

Production

Universal. Director William Wyler; Screenplay Wells Root; Camera Alvin Wyckoff

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1930. Running time: 76 MIN.

With

Lupe Velez Paul Cavanaugh William Boyd Alphonz Ethier Ernie S. Adams
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