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Quiet, organised Dr Talbot meets nightclub singer Nora Prentiss when she is slightly hurt in a street accident. Despite her misgivings they become heavily involved and Talbot finds he is ... See full summary »
Rod La Rocque assumes a flamboyant Hispanic accent here, in his role as a pirate who offers to trade Charles Byer for a night of passion with Rita La Roy. It's all very silly and unless you are a fan of these Ur-talkies, you shouldn't bother. It's not particularly believable, so the fact it's set in a deliberately non-existent South Seas island might be considered a meta-fictional comment on the entire matter.
Me, I consider it a ham-handed attempt to put the audience at ease. It might have, but eighty-five years later, it doesn't play well. It's also hard to judge the quality of the performances, given the poor sound system and concomitant stagy performances. Miss La Roy looks very fetching in an elegant gown singing "Gay Love" in the dive bar backed by a five-piece band and also right after emerging from the water. However, you'd be better off listening to the Bing Crosby version of the song which the other commenters seem to have based their reviews on.
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