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Dorothy Lamour



Dorothy Lamour & Jon Hall, 1937 from the John Ford film The Hurricane, 1937.

Released Nov 5, 1937 in Los Angeles.

Starring Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, C. Aubrey Smith, Mary Astor, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell

Story takes place on the Pacific island Manukura, which we see as a tropical paradise, not counting how badly the European governor (Raymond Massey) runs the place, and the eventual typhoon (in an expensive special effects section that made up a big part of the huge - - for its time - - $2 million dollar production budget) that turns Manukura into a wreck.


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Dorothy Lamour

Probably most famous for her films with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope (the Road Movies) and for her role as Marama in John Ford's 1937 The Hurricane. her career actually began as a singer before appearing in a series of unrelated films that cast her as an exotic woman in various overseas locations, such as The Jungle Princess (1936), The Hurricane (1937), Her Jungle Love (1938), Tropic Holiday (1938), Typhoon (1940), Aloma of the South Seas (1941), etc.


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