Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ray Middleton portrays the title character in Republic's Hurricane Smith. Mistakenly arrested on a holdup charge, Smith escapes, catches up with the real crooks, and forces them to hand over the dough. Had he returned it then and there the picture would have been over almost before it began; instead, Smith uses the money to build a Utopian city in the desert for himself and his lovely bride Joan (Jane Wyatt). Eventually, one of the criminals, Eggs Bonelli (J. Edward Bromberg), catches up with Smith and demands an exorbitant sum to keep his mouth shut. But Bonelli is silenced permanently by faithful Joan, who's not quite as demure as she seems. The 1952 Republic feature Hurricane Smith is not a remake of this offbeat romantic melodrrama.
criminal, danger, accusation, blackmail, captive, captor, escape, killing, mistaken-identity, prison, robbery