The Storm (1930)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Previously filmed in 1916 and 1922, Langdon McCormick's theatrical chestnut Men Without Skirts was pulled out of mothballs for a third time in 1930, this time rechristened The Storm. Lupe Velez stars as Nanette, the daughter of French-Canadian smuggler Jacques Farchard (Alphonse Ethier). Concerned for Nanette's safety, Jacques leaves her in the care of two of his friends (Paul Cavanaugh and William Boyd) then heads off to parts unknown, with the Canadian Mounties hot on his heels. Shot down and left for dead, Jacques is certain that his number is up, but Nanette braves a surging river and a blinding storm to rescue her father. Oddly, though both Paul Cavanaugh and William Boyd vie for the heroine's attentions, there is no romantic lead to speak of in this rugged Northwoods meller.

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blizzard, cabin, friendship, log-cabin, love, love-triangle, storm, trapped, Winter