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Lady of the Tropics (1939)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  11 August 1939 (USA)
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Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French Indochina, but her second-class legal status makes a formidable barrier.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Bill Carey
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Manon DeVargnes
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Pierre Delaroch
Gloria Franklin ...
Nina
Ernest Cossart ...
Father Antoine
Mary Zimbalist ...
Dolly Harrison (as Mary Taylor)
Charles Trowbridge ...
Alfred Z. Harrison
Frederick Worlock ...
Colonel Demassey
Paul Porcasi ...
Lamartine
Marguerita Padula ...
Madame Kya (as Margaret Padula)
Cecil Cunningham ...
Countess Berichi
Natalie Moorhead ...
Mrs. Hazlitt
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Storyline

A party of yachting jet-setters visit French Saigon, where they meet lovely Manon deVargnes, a second-class citizen not allowed to leave the country due to her part-Oriental ancestry. When the others leave, playboy Bill Carey stays behind to woo Manon; but all his efforts to get her out of the country with him run into a brick wall. And Pierre Delaroch, her wealthy former admirer, waits for him to give up... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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playboy | saigon | half caste | yacht | wedding | See more »

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Hedy Lamarr set the world aflame with her beauty in "Algiers" ! Now you see her in the arms of a dashing Bob Taylor !

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

11 August 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Dama dos Trópicos  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Leslie Fenton filled in as director for some added scenes when Jack Conway became ill. See more »

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Featured in From the Ends of the Earth (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Each Time You Say Goodbye (I Die A Little)
(1939)
Music by Phil Ohman
Lyrics Foster Carling
Sung by Gloria Franklin (uncredited) (dubbed by Harriet Cruise (uncredited))
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Robert Taylor and Hedy Lamarr
2 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

You would have thought that with such a good cast this would be a good film. It is actually a poorly scripted film with poor direction. The performances are good, but the characters aren't believable. Hedy Lamarr may have a convincing French accent, but I don't believe that she is half- Chinese. She doesn't look or sound Chinese in any way. If anything, she looks and sounds French. The film fails to explore the whole issue of inter-racial relationships. Instead, it focuses on citizenship and how you can marry to gain citizenship in America. This is a theme that Lamarr would explore more convincingly in 'Come Live With Me' with James Stewart. However, this film comes nowhere near the quality of 'Come Live With Me'.


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