Friday, August 7, 2015
Video Beaverhausen: Storm Warning with Ginger Rogers & Doris Day
In this sensational drama, let me say that everyone is white, which may seem odd since it's basically about the Ku Klux Klan. However, it's lost none of its relevancy. Nobody has a regional accent in this flick set in an unspecified town in the deep south. Milton Seltzer is in it, tawking very NY for example. Unfortunately, this is a southern town not only without regional drawls but without a black person in sight though it has Klansmen who apparently only kill white people.
Storm Warning is like a politicized Street Car Named Desire. Ginger is a NYC model who goes south to visit sister Doris, married to the ever-hot Steve Cockring... oops, I meant Cochran! She witnesses the Klan slaying of a white journalist on the first day of her visit. Buddy B would just get on the next flight home. Not that feisty Ginger.
Ronald Reagan is at his most stalwart herein as a detective determined to expose the Klan and their criminal activities.
Storm Warning, though flawed, is basically a solid drama with affecting performances. It is gripping from start to finish with an unpredictable, downbeat ending. Recommended. Now on dvd.