Watch now

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Springwood Media Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Reap the Wild Wind (John Wayne) [DVD]

John Wayne , Ray Milland , Cecil B. de Mille    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Price: 5.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 11 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 11 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Spend 30 and get Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year 2014 for 24.99. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Reap the Wild Wind (John Wayne) [DVD] + Wake of the Red Witch (John Wayne) [DVD] + Dark Command (John Wayne) [DVD]
Price For All Three: 15.00

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product details

  • Actors: John Wayne, Ray Milland, Susan Hayward, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey
  • Directors: Cecil B. de Mille
  • Producers: Cecil B. de Mille
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal Pictures Video
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Jun 2006
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FMG01Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,464 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



John Wayne was in the early stages of superstardom when this lavish Cecil B. DeMille adventure was produced in 1942, so it's interesting to see the Duke in a heroic supporting role as opposed to the commanding one. Here he's on equal footing with Ray Milland in the romantic lead; they play a pair of dashing yet wildly different characters who've both fallen for a feisty Southern belle played by Paulette Goddard. It's 1840 on Florida's Key West, and while Wayne plays a daring seaman eager to command a brand-new steamship, his ambitions are hampered by his daredevil reputation and the ruthless profiteering of a salvager (Raymond Massey) who preys on ships that are routinely wrecked in the Key's rocky coastal waters. Milland plays the dapper gentleman who can decide Wayne's future, but Wayne's competitive edge leads to a progression of apparent betrayals and shifting allegiances. Ultimately, both men cast aside their differences to seek justice on the open sea, where an underwater encounter with a giant octopus threatens to bury them both in a watery grave.

Providing spectacle and romance as only DeMille could serve it up, this blustery adventure has its share of corny dialogue and obligatory crowd-pleasing action, but that's all part of the movie's considerable charm. It's like Gone with the Wind on the open sea, with the high-spirited Goddard (who had been a candidate for the role of Scarlett O'Hara) holding her own with her chest-thumping costars. DeMille fills his frame with delightful characters and background business, spicing up the story with just enough humour and hokum to offset the movie's forgivable flaws.--Jeff Shannon.

Product Description

Key West in 1940 plays host to a thriving salvage business based on the many wrecks of ships found in the vicinity. Always first on the scene is King Cutler (Raymond Massey), arousing the suspicions of ship owner Loxi Claiborne (Paulette Goddard). Loxi's suitor, Captain Jack Stuart (John Wayne), is also implicated in the scam, thanks to the accusations of lawyer Steve Tolliver (Raymond Milland), who wants Loxi for himself.

Customer Reviews

3 star
2 star
1 star
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grand hokum on the high seas! 8 May 2007
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Verified Purchase
Cecil B. de Mille's typically lavish tale of wrecks and wreckers, Reap the Wild Wind, stars Paulette Godard, Ray Milland, John Wayne and that giant squid. Godard gets to play a Southern belle the way she'd have probably played Scarlett O'Hara had she got it, so we all had a lucky escape there, while Raymond Massey provides the black-hearted villainy as he lures the Duke's honest skipper onto the reefs in more ways than one. There's gorgeous Technicolor photography and some generally impressive special effects work - the studio tank work on the opening wreck is particularly striking - though I could have done without Ray Milland's ventriloquist act with the dog.

Universal's DVD offers a superb transfer which corrects most of the audio problems with their video release and which includes a reissue trailer for good measure.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent viewing 11 Jun 2013
Verified Purchase
john wayne is no 1 in our book so there was no way we were going to miss this one an excellent film well worth watching
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Old Movie 14 July 2009
I first watched this film when I was a young girl and loved it so it brings back many happy memories of it. Love the squid.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars See John Wayne as a the Sailor - not a Cowboy 2 July 2009
Set in the 1840"s this is a tale of piracy. clipper ships, wrecked ships,romance and comedy in Key West. It is a gripping story acted on land, at sea, in the sea in fair and stormy weather. It is similar to a good book - you will be glued to the TV from the beginning to the end and will look forward to seeing it again and again. I was!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Adventure Yarn. 20 May 2014
Verified Purchase
This is the only film that I have seen that portrays John Wayne as less than a hero. Iove his films, but I actually felt sad seeing him as the villain of the film,stupid of me I know, but that is how I felt after viewng it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Was this review helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category