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Mandalay (1934)

 -  Drama  -  10 February 1934 (USA)
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Abandoned by her lover, a woman becomes the main "hostess" in a decadent nightclub, but tries to put her past behind her on a steamer to Mandalay.

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Complete credited cast:
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Tanya Borodoff / Spot White / Marjorie Lang
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Tony Evans
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Nick
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Dr. Gregory Burton
Ruth Donnelly ...
Mrs. George Peters
Lucien Littlefield ...
Mr. George Peters
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Col. Thomas Dawson - Police Commissioner
Etienne Girardot ...
Mr. Abernathie
David Torrence ...
Capt. McAndrews of the Sirohi
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Madame Lacalles
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Col. Dawson Ames
Bodil Rosing ...
Mrs. Kleinschmidt
Herman Bing ...
Prof. Kleinschmidt
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Betty Shaw (scenes deleted)
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Russian refugee Tanya Borisoff is suddenly abandoned penniless in Rangoon, Burma, by her lover, Tony Evans, who accepted a gunrunning deal from Nick, the owner of an amoral nightclub. Nick made the deal hoping to get Tanya as his main "hostess," which Tanya accepts after an initial refusal, just to make the best of a bad situation. She becomes notorious using the name "Spot White," but her affairs causes the commissioner of police to deport her. She reminds the commissioner of a previous tryst he had with her and extorts 10,000 rupees from him with which to make a new life. She uses a new name, Marjorie Lang, going to Mandalay, Burma, via the Irrawadi River by steamer, where she meets alcoholic Dr. Gregory Burton, who is on his way to help in an area plagued with a deadly contagious fever. As they slowly fall in love, she learns he's doing that to make amends for once operating on a patient while drunk, causing his death. She decides to go with him so they can put their pasts behind ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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[last lines]
Mrs. George Peters: Yoo hoo! I was just sayin' to George, I mustn't forget to say goodbye to that nice Miss Lang. You poor darling, we've been so worried about'cha. Course we knew all the time you were perfectly innocent, didn't we, George?
[he nods]
Mrs. George Peters: Why, I told him you wouldn't kill a fly.
Spot White: [demurely] Thank you.
Mrs. George Peters: Well goodbye, my dear.
Mr. George Peters: If you ever come to Topeka, why...
Mrs. George Peters: Come along, George.
Mr. George Peters: Did I say sumpin' wrong?
Mrs. George Peters: No. Don't brag about Topeka.
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On the Road to Mandalay
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Music by Oley Speaks
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Where was Shirley Temple
22 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this last night on late TV. Robert Osborne of TCM's said to look for a young 6 year old Shirley Temple in a scene. I didn't see her, but its possible I dozed off, in this rather boring movie. I really don't understand the popularity of Kay Francis...by viewers. Then again she was not of my generation and maybe that is all they had back in those days. I find her sort of a matronly looking. Not a bad actress at the few times I have seen her movies, but certainly not sexy in my eyes. AS for the leading man, Richard Cortez, I was wondering if he was Mexican, or arrived at that conclusion by his last name? Not a bad actor, and he was pretty popular in that era of movies. Skip this.


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