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Hugh Dawltry
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Rene March
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Dr. George March
Alison Skipworth ...
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Tyrell Davis ...
Nikki (as Tyrrell Davis)
A.E. Anson ...
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The play on which the novel and this movie was based opened in Cardiff, UK on 7 October 1929. See more »

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Dr. George March: [Upon finding his wife at Dawltry's house] There's going to be no scandal in my house. But Dawltry is leaving Khota for good!
Philippa Crosby March: And so am I, George. And I'm also leaving YOU. I came out here in search of love, and happiness. I found instead a machine - a machine of cold steel. As cold as the instruments you use to probe the bodies of unconscious patients on operating tables... Nursing hasn't changed me from a woman. But surgery in the tropics has changed the man I came to marry. So I turned to ...
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Not one of the Hope/Crosby "Road" pictures
1 August 2003 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

The Road to Singapore is based upon a play and is therefore limited in its settings. That setting is the British colonial Far East (Khota - on the shipping line between Colombo and Singapore) and involve the Gymkhana Club and its members. Hugh Dawltry has been expelled from the club. He is a cad, a bounder, an unmitigated reprobate who steals other men's wives. But he falls for Phillipa on the steamer and they soon find themselves involved ashore. Phillippa is a former nurse who has come to the colony to join a doctor as his wife. The main plot involves whether she will cast off her cold husband and succumb to the heat wave of the tropics and the assault by Hugh. Complications exist in the form of the doctor's younger sister who is coming of age and of interest in men (pre-Code). The best shot in the entire movie is when the two star crossed lovers are each looking out windows across the divide between their homes -- it alone is worth the price of admission. Two characters waling through with inane arguments (Reggie and Simpson) don't come close to Caldicott and Charters. A somewhat satisfying ending - recommended.


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