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A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
Jon Hall was the nephew of James Norman Hall, co-author of the novel, "The Hurricane," on which the movie was based. Although he had made several previous films using his real name, Charles Locher, the actor officially adopted "Jon Hall" as his professional name for this movie, in order to capitalize on his real-life relationship with the book's co-author.
Madame Germaine De Laage:
Father, will the sea rise and cover the island?
Father Paul: We're on the highest part here, my daughter. Even if the sea reaches us, the walls will keep it out.
During the hurricane towards the end of the film, the roof on top of the church's bell tower disappears and reappears.
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