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Release Date:
10 February 1934 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Kay Francis ... Tanya Borodoff / Spot White / Marjorie Lang

Ricardo Cortez ... Tony Evans

Warner Oland ... Nick

Lyle Talbot ... Dr. Gregory Burton
Ruth Donnelly ... Mrs. George Peters
Lucien Littlefield ... Mr. George Peters

Reginald Owen ... 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

Shirley Temple ... Betty Shaw (scenes deleted)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Baker ... First Mate (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Henry P. Warren (uncredited)
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Purser (uncredited)
Wong Chung ... Chang Lee - the Silk Merchant (uncredited)
Otto Frisco ... Fakir (uncredited)
Lillian Harmer ... Louisa Mae Harrington (uncredited)
George Herrera ... Second Steward (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Cockney Purser (uncredited)
James B. Leong ... Leong, Waiter (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Mr. Van Brinken (uncredited)
Leonard Mudie ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Henry Otho ... Second Sergeant (uncredited)
Desmond Roberts ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... Amadah Khan - the Importer (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Rangoon Bar Patron / Passenger (uncredited)
Renee Whitney ... Rangoon Bar Girl (uncredited)
Lottie Williams ... The Peters' Friend (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... English Agent (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
 
Writing credits
Paul Hervey Fox (story) (as Paul Hervy Fox)

Austin Parker  and
Charles Kenyon 

Produced by
Robert Presnell Sr. .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio 
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Pratt 
 
Art Direction by
Anton Grot 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Ruth Pursley .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Shaw .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
G.W. Berntsen .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.S. Brown .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Higgs .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mac Julian .... still photographer (uncredited)
William McNally .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
M.K. Jerome .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don Taylor .... technical director (uncredited)
 
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65 min
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Spot White:Life didn't mean a thing to me till I met you; now it means everything. There isn't anything in it that isn't you. That's why... sometimes I'm afraid of the future, afraid that I may lose you.
Tony Evans:Darling, no one should mean that much to you. There's nothing more uncertain than the life of a man like me. You're so young and so beautiful, and you will be for a long time to come. Remember, no matter what happens, I want you to promise you'll keep your chin up. Promise? Always keep your chin up.
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Classic Film, 15 October 2008
Author: whpratt1 from United States

In 1934 apparently Kay Francis, (Tanya Borodoff/Spot White) was the heart throb of all red blooded men, however, I cannot agree about her looks, but she could act. Tanya is in love with Tony Evans, (Ricardo Cortez) and she works in a café owned by Nick, (Warner Oland) who tells Tony to get a boat and try to secure guns for the black market. Tanya is dumped by Tony and she is heart broken and eventually becomes a high class call girl. Tanya finally gets a chance to get away and travel to Mandalay and meets up with a Dr. Gregory Burton, (Lyle Talbot) who is a drunk and Tanya tries to break him of his bad habit and they fall in love with each other. The story takes many twists and turns and is a very entertaining film. I must mention the fact that Warner Oland played the role as Charlie Chan during the early 1930's and 1940's. Gem of a film to view and enjoy.

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