The Storm (1930)

76 mins | Melodrama | 18 August 1930

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HISTORY

Langdon McCormick's play previously was used as the basis of a 1922 Universal film. Also entitled The Storm, that film was directed by Reginald Barker and starred Matt Moore and House Peters (See Entry). ...

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Langdon McCormick's play previously was used as the basis of a 1922 Universal film. Also entitled The Storm, that film was directed by Reginald Barker and starred Matt Moore and House Peters (See Entry).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
24 Aug 1930
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New York Times
23 Aug 1930
p. 7
Variety
27 Aug 1930
p. 21
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOUND
Joseph R. Lapis
Sd rec
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Storm by Langdon McCormick (New York, 2 Oct 1919).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 August 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Pictures Corp.
7 August 1930
LP1467
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
76
Length(in feet):
7,203
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

At the end of World War I, friends Dave Stewart and Burr Winton return to Burr’s log cabin in the Canadian Northwest. One day, during a heavy snowstorm, smuggler Jacques Fachard and his daughter Manette seek refuge in the cabin after Jacques has been badly wounded while escaping the North West Mounted Police. Before Jacques dies, Dave and Buck agree to his request that they look after Manette. Although they have been the closest of friends, the two men soon become jealous and angry over each other’s attentions to the pretty Manette. One night, when Burr discovers that Dave has tried to enter Manette’s bedroom, the two men have a brutal fight. Later, as the blizzard continues and their rations run short, Burr decides to brave the storm and go for supplies. Manette, who has grown to love Burr, determines to go after him. Now realizing that Burr and Manette love each other, Dave stops her and rescues Burr himself. When the storm clears, Dave leaves the cabin so that Burr and Manette may find happiness ...

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At the end of World War I, friends Dave Stewart and Burr Winton return to Burr’s log cabin in the Canadian Northwest. One day, during a heavy snowstorm, smuggler Jacques Fachard and his daughter Manette seek refuge in the cabin after Jacques has been badly wounded while escaping the North West Mounted Police. Before Jacques dies, Dave and Buck agree to his request that they look after Manette. Although they have been the closest of friends, the two men soon become jealous and angry over each other’s attentions to the pretty Manette. One night, when Burr discovers that Dave has tried to enter Manette’s bedroom, the two men have a brutal fight. Later, as the blizzard continues and their rations run short, Burr decides to brave the storm and go for supplies. Manette, who has grown to love Burr, determines to go after him. Now realizing that Burr and Manette love each other, Dave stops her and rescues Burr himself. When the storm clears, Dave leaves the cabin so that Burr and Manette may find happiness together.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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