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1930s Disaster Movies

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The Hurricane(1937)

3.7/5 (with 11 votes)

In the colonial era, island native Terangi (Jon Hall) spends a blissful honeymoon with his bride, Marama (Dorothy Lamour). Soon after, however, their relationship is torn asunder when Terangi is sent to prison for punching a prejudiced white man. Prominent members of the community -- including the governor's wife, Mme. De Laage (Mary Astor), petition the governor for clemency, but he refuses to budge. However, all pretense of law and order are soon shattered by an incoming tropical storm.

The Rains Came(1939)

3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Indian aristocrat Rama Safti returns from medical training in the U.S. to give his life to the poor folk of Ranchipur. Lady Edwina and her drunken artist ex-lover Tom Ransome get in the way, but everyone shapes up when faced by earthquake, flooding, and plague.

San Francisco(1936)

NR
| 1h 55min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.

In Old Chicago(1938)

NR
| 1h 50min | Action, Drama
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.

13 Hours by Air(1936)

2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Womanizer and airline pilot Jack Gordon must fly the world's fastest airliner from New York to California while dealing with dangerous jewel thieves on the run from the law.

Deluge(1933)

2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

A massive earthquake strikes the United States, which destroys the West Coast and unleashes a massive flood that threatens to destroy the East Coast as well.

Directed by Felix E. Feist - With Peggy Shannon

Telephone Operator(1937)

1h 10min
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A telephone operator covering for a friend's "fling" finds herself in the middle of a major disaster when the city is hit by a big flood and her switchboard is the center of communications.

Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage(1937)

3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

The airship Hindenburg, arriving from Europe, was being led to its mooring at Lakehurst, New Jersey when suddenly disaster struck. The hydrogen-filled zeppelin ignited, and was almost instantly transformed into an enormous fireball. In less than a minute, the entire ship had been consumed by flames. The Hindenburg explosion marked the end of the budding airship travel industry.

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