This somewhat routine action/romantic comedy from the late 1930's is still entertaining and the action sequences keep the viewer from becoming overly bored with the love scenes between Warner Baxter (Hank Topping!), a news hound on the skids, and Alice Faye (Emmy Jordan), a lady on the run.
The title is allegorical for several reasons including the on-going world dilemma concerning China and Japan, with the Chinese government being threaten from without and within. A curiosity is the partnership at the time between the United States and the Soviet Union with Alice Faye faining to be a Russian married to an American as a ruse to escape China.
The film has one of the cleverest lines of the decade delivered I believe by an uncredited performer, Jonathan Hale, playing the Assistant Secretary of State. When asked about the consulate head, Uncle Sam Cady (played with typical élan by character actor, Charles Winninger), who was appointed by President McKinley and has had a transfer request delayed since 1912, Hale replies, "At least now we've found the forgotten man."
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