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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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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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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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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 »

Quotes

Pierre Delaroch: Once the Orient has touched your heart, it will never beat in the West again.
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ai tuoi piedi son
(uncredited)
from "Manon Lescaut" (1893)
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica
Performed by uncredited singers at the opera
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Great part for the beauty Hedy Lamarr
22 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought Robert Taylor was very good in Waterloo Bridge. Here, however, he just doesn't produce the chemistry the part should have. He isn't really bad, just in this case rather average.

On the other hand, the rapturously beautiful Hedy Lamarr is so perfectly cast in this role. She handles the language accents so well. This film provides an example that those who say yes she was beautiful but couldn't act, that that just doesn't hold water. Her acting here is really quite perfect for the part. The inner conflict of somehow knowing her fate yet dreaming that things could be different comes out in her subtle facial expressions. And of course she looks perfect in the nice dresses and hats. I could see why Bill was trying everything to stay with her and take her away from there. Oh how it is when an American man falls in love with a foreign beauty. See "Act of Love" starring Kirk Douglas if you can.

The other actors did a fine job in this movie as well. And of course the cinematography won a well-deserved award. How I prefer the black and white movies.

This is really an underrated movie with an underrated actress in the lead. I enjoyed it at least as much as her more famous movies. Sure wish Hedy, parts turned down aside, would have played in more top movies.

If there is one downer about this movie, it is rather sad. But the wonderful Hedy Lamarr singlehandedly makes up for it.


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