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Law of the Tropics (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 4 October 1941 (USA)
The telegram that Jim Comway receives states that the woman he was to marry, Laura, could not move to a country she didn't know, and marry a man she felt she no longer knew

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Joan Madison
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Jim Conwoy
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Tom Marshall
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Rita
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Davis
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Tito
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Maguire (as Thomas Jackson)
Paul Harvey ...
Alfred King, Sr.
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Alfred King, Jr.
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Captain of River Boat
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Rolfe Sedan ...
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Jim Conway, who works on a South American rubber plantation, leaves to meet a girl from the United States whom he is to marry. But he receives a telegram from her telling him she has married someone else. He goes to a waterfront café where he meets a singer, Joan Madison, and tells her his troubles. He asks her to marry him and return to the plantation with him using the name of the girl he was to marry. This strikes her as a great idea as she is a wanted fugitive. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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LOVE'S TRAGIC LESSON (original poster-all caps)

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Drama | Romance

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4 October 1941 (USA)  »

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Miriam Hopkins turned down the role of Joan Madison. See more »

Quotes

Jim Conwoy: What's the idea of taking me to a tailor like that?
Tito: I knew him long time ago when he was a butcher.
Jim Conwoy: He still *is!*
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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung a cappella by Constance Bennett and Mona Maris
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Constance descends into the land of the B movie
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After just seeing the glorious Constance Bennett at her peak in "What Price Hollywood?" it is sad to see her, at the age of 36, in a B movie, but there you are - welcome to the world of being a middle-aged leading woman in films back in the golden age. She was in good company. In her next film, she would play a supporting role in an A movie that drove 36-year-old Greta Garbo out of Hollywood: Two-Faced Woman.

Bennett at this advanced age (hah!) was still beautiful, but it was hard to tell underneath the fright wig she wore. This improved when she put her hair up later on in the film. She plays a singer who marries Jeffrey Lynn (at age 32, he looks to be much younger than Bennett somehow) in order to escape a detective who's been chasing her. An inventor in a managerial position on a rubber plantation in South America, he wants to bring back a wife, so the two make a deal. Along the way, of course, they fall in love.

This is a pleasant movie, helped by the likability of the key players: Bennett, Lynn, Regis Toomey, and the gorgeous Mona Maris, who plays Toomey's wife. Craig Stevens, then very young and very hunky, has a small part as the owner's son, but he's involved in possibly the best scene, a fight between Lynn and himself.

Bennett deserved better. Shortly before leaving films in 1951, she was honored for her work on behalf of the post-war occupying troops and the Berlin Airlift. In the '50s, she did a club act, returning to movies in 1965, where she looked stunning as John Forsythe's mother in "Madame X." She died shortly afterward. She went out the way she came in.


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