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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

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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 ...
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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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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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Trivia

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

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the wedding dinner
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Fantastic Classic Gem
4 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hedy Lamarr, (Manon DeVargnes Carey) was so beautiful in this film and her acting was outstanding along with Robert Taylor, (William Carey). Bill Carey played the role as a playboy with plenty of money and sails to Saigon and meets Manon in a bar and the two of them fall in love with each other once they look into each other eyes. Bill does not know very much about Manon or the fact that she has a lover named Pierre Delaroch, (Joseph Schildkraut) who lives a very shady life and is up to all kinds of tricks. Pierre becomes jealous once he finds out about Manon falling in love with Bill Carey and makes contact with his friends in the government of Saigon in order not to grant her any visas to the United States or Paris, France. Manon is a lady who tells many lies and is really a very sly and tricky lady when it comes to men or anyone. There is plenty of romance in this film and extremely dramatic situations which face these two lovers. If Hedy Lamarr did not star in this film, I am sure Betty Davis would have done a great job, but never as beautiful. Enjoy.


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