A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.
The Soul of a SAVAGE... in the Soft, Beautiful body of a WOMAN!
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Did You Know?
Quite controversial in its day for its depiction of a bi-racial romance. American censors in particular had great difficulty with this aspect of the film. Ironically, this turned out to be pure invention on the part of the film-makers. Although Kerima
, who plays Aissa, appears exotic, she is in reality, French, and not part-Algerian as the film's publicity would have had people believe. See more
When Aissa confronts Lingard as he searches for Willems, she meets him with a rock in her right hand. The next shot shows her crouching down with her right hand rubbing her abdomen - the rock has vanished. See more
Captain Tom Lingard
You are a bitter thought. Something without a body that must be hidden. You are my shame!