15 July 2007 | nneprevilo
Remake of "Storm Warning"
This is a very good remake of the 1950 Warner Brothers film noir drama, "Storm Warning" starring Ginger Rogers, Doris Day, Ronald Reagan and Steve Cochran.
I was surprised how good this was, for I had never appreciated Loni Anderson and didn't think she LOOKED the part, but her acting was very convincing in this.
The story has changed slightly, but the premise is the same about the KKK and its intimidation tactics. The ending in this one is not as dramatic as the former film in which the Doris Day character is killed by the Klan. Here, she lives and we have a "happy ending." Note: "Storm Warning" is now out on DVD. It's interesting to see Doris play against her childhood heroine, Ginger Rogers, who, like Loni is good in the leading role. Also of interest, Loni says that "Doris Day is my hero, I love everything about her. She's my favorite movie star."
Color takes the "mystery" out of the "film noir" quality that was ever present in its b/w predecessor.