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The Road to Singapore (1931)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 10 October 1931 (USA)
A wife and husband's marriage is destroyed due to her infidelity.



(novel), (play) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Hugh Dawltry
Rene March
Dr. George March
Mrs. Wey-Smith
Mr. Wey-Smith
Tyrell Davis ...
Nikki (as Tyrrell Davis)
A.E. Anson ...
Dr. Muir


A wife and husband's marriage is destroyed due to her infidelity.

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Drama | Romance






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10 October 1931 (USA)  »

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Convenções Humanas  »

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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 »


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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I'm Just a Fool In Love With You
Written by Archie Gottler and Sidney D. Mitchell
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"The tropics is no place for a white man -- unless he has no place else to go."
10 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Early talkie melodrama about a man (William Powell) whose reputation is tarnished for having an affair with a married woman. So he relocates to a tropical island. Turns out they have married women there, too. Who knew?

Powell's charismatic as usual but he can't breathe much life into this tired script. It's a clichéd story, even for the time. Not exciting or particularly interesting, at least for my tastes. Reading the other reviews here, I'm kind of blown away by the praise. I had to check my TV to make sure we're all talking about the same movie. I like William Powell as much as the next person but this is mediocre stuff.

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