Old Time Cinema Saturday Matinee - The Hurricane 1937
IMDB - "A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor."
This is a fantastic old silver screen movie which won the very first Oscar given out for Special Effects which are amazing for it's time. There is adventure and romance. It's also a deep story of colonial power and control over an island people.