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Tropic Zone (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | January 1953 (USA)
Ronald Reagan saves Rhonda Fleming's banana plantation and roughs up some bad guys as expatriate freedom-fighter Dan McCloud.



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Cast overview:
Dan McCloud
Flanders White
Elena Estebar (as Estelita)
Tapachula Sam (as Noah Beery)
Bert Nelson
Tia Feliciana
Maurice Jara ...


Soldier-of-fortune Dan McCloud is hired by a crooked exporter to disrupt the banana-plantation activities of the beautiful Flanders White, on the island of Puerto Barrancas. But McCloud falls in love with her and this leads to may complications for all concerned, especially McCloud's employer, who does not think he is getting what he paid for. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

January 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Onder de Tropen  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Flanders White: What are you doing here?
Dan McCloud: Now that's a silly question. I'm lying on my back enjoying the spectacle of outraged womanhood. A happy experience, I might add; so difficult to outrage womanhood, these days
Flanders White: Well, I'm not outraged thank you. I'm simply surprised - after all it isn't every day I find a - you'll pardon the expression - a peeping tom in my bathhouse
Dan McCloud: Unfortunately, the angle of my position was such that I was afforded only a mere glimpse of two very pretty ankles. Allow me to say the rest ...
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I'll Always Love You
Sung by Estelita Rodriguez
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Banana split
19 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is the umpteenth version of the gorgeous damsel in distress(Fleming) whose valuable banana plantation is coveted by a villain .But fortunately a raider (Reagan)comes to her rescue. This is conventional to a fault,a weak adventure story padded out with a lot of exotic dances ,all performed by a brunette who's "crazy about" the hero and thus is jealous of Fleming.

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