Set in the Florida Keys in 1840, Reap The Wild Wind is a rip-roaring Cecil B. DeMille tale of the salvage masters who “reap the harvest of the wild winds” .
Paulette Goddard is perfect casting as the captivating , headstrung southern belle who realises that John Wayne is not the hero she thought, nor Ray Milland the dandy she thought him.
A fine supporting cast including a young Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Raymond Massey, Lynne Overman, Charles Bickford.
The film received a well deserved Oscar for special effects.
I’m sure it was a resounding hit back in 1942, with its glorious Technicolor and amazing underwater scenes.