Storm in Jamaica (1958)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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For reasons unknown, Storm in Jamaica has been overlooked by many British film historians. It certainly wasn't treated thus by local television programmers: if TV Guide is any indication, this British drama is a Late Late Show audience favorite. The husband-wife team of Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna star, with Eileen Barrie in support. Travers plays a handsome, progressive young schoolteacher assigned to a post in Jamaica. The film details his efforts to help troubled student Barrie. Mostly, however, the story concerns Travers' various romantic adventures with stewardess McKenna and with his headmaster's wife, Yvonne Mitchell. The latter's jealous, obsessive nature leads to tragedy, with innocent young Barrie as the victim. Originally titled Passionate Summer, Storm in Jamaica was also released as Storm Over Jamaica. The film was based on The Shadow and the Peak, a novel by Richard Mason.

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schoolteacher, extramarital-affair, stewardess, student, jealousy, obsession