Sought by the New Orleans police for accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a woman flees New Orleans for a Caribbean island. Surrounded by lecherous criminals, she awaits the return of her fiancé and seems to be holding her own until the treachery of the local police chief leaves her but one choice to gain her freedom. Written by
Did You Know?
Originally Barbara Stanwyck was cast as Gilda, and was even in the rehearsals. Columbia studio filed an injunction stating that Stanwyck had jumped her contract to work for Warners and still owed Columbia one film. Eventually the court granted Columbia's injunction, Mackaill (who was already in production as Gilda in wardrobe fittings) got the lead, and Stanwyck went back to Columbia to make Forbidden (1932). See more
Gen. Emmanuel Jesus Maria Gomez
[Egan has just grabbed a live hen off the hotel floor
May I ask you, Señor, what your intentions are for the chicken?
Honorable, I hope.
None of your business! And that goes for ALL of you mugs!
[they all laugh mockingly
Remade as Men in Exile
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
Music by Shelton Brooks
Played when Gilda arrives at the Claybridge Apartments
Played briefly on piano by Dorothy Mackaill See more