Isolated on a remote lighthouse with a husband and two criminals who crave her!
vt The Love Storm
UK / 82 minutes / bw / British International, Wardour Dir: E.A. Dupont Scr: E.A. Dupont, Victor Kendall Story: Cape Forlorn (1930 play) by Frank Harvey Cine: Claude Friese-Greene, Walter Blakeley, Hal Young Cast: Fay Compton, Frank Harvey, Ian Hunter, Edmund Willard, Donald Calthrop
Although her best friend (uncredited) in the Sydney dance club where they both work as taxi dancers/hostesses is derisive about the idea, Eileen (Compton) decides to marry the much older Captain Bill Kell (Harvey), known as “Captain” or “Skipper,” and go live with him on his remote lighthouse somewhere unappetizing off the coast of New Zealand. On arrival there she discovers that Bill wants her not so much for a wife as for a housekeeper.
Eileen (Fay Compton) before her marriage.
It soon becomes obvious to the lighthouse’s mate, Henry Cass (Willard), all brawn backed up with very little brain, that Bill is neglecting his connubial duties and, with all the subtlety of a jackhammer, Cass moves in on the frustrated woman: he has £600 in the bank, he tells her, and big plans to buy himself a dairy farm outside Sydney, a venture in which he’d like her to join him. She rebuffs his advances at first, but then comes the night when she tarts herself up alluringly to tempt her husband and he responds by throwing her cosmetics out the window into the raging sea and roughly wiping her facepaint off with a towel.
Cass (Edmund Willard) begins to register the possible availability of Eileen (Fay Compton).
Desperate for physical fulfillment and to get away from the lighthouse, she slips out of their cabin that night and into the tattooed arms of Cass. “Strewth, Eileen, I could push the whole world over for you. That’s the sort of bloke I am,” he tells her at one point. All that and £600 in the bank: what woman could resist?
Eileen (Fay Compton) slips out of her bedroom for an assignation with Cass.
They’re interrupted that first night, though, by Continue reading