Russian refugee Tanya Borisoff is suddenly abandoned penniless in Rangoon, Burma, by her lover, Tony Evans, who accepted a gunrunning deal from Nick, the owner of an amoral nightclub. Nick made the deal hoping to get Tanya as his main "hostess," which Tanya accepts after an initial refusal, just to make the best of a bad situation. She becomes notorious using the name "Spot White," but her affairs cause the commissioner of police to deport her. She reminds the commissioner of a previous tryst he had with her and extorts 10,000 rupees from him with which to make a new life. She uses a new name, Marjorie Lang, going to Mandalay, Burma, via the Irrawadi River by steamer, where she meets alcoholic Dr. Gregory Burton, who is on his way to help in an area plagued with a deadly contagious fever. As they slowly fall in love, she learns he's doing that to make amends for once operating on a patient while drunk, causing his death. She decides to go with him so they can put their pasts behind ...
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The 10,000 rupees Tanya extorts from Col. Dawson would equate to $3,788 at the time, which would be the equivalent of $67,000 in 2015. See more
You've got me in a tough spot, Nick.
No. You got yourself in a tough spot. You tried to get along without me and you do what you call, "loose your shirt." It isn't my fault.
Opening credits are first shown over a lavish building background (temple ?). We then see the actors' names shown with their photos. See more
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth
When Tomorrow Comes
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Played during the credits and often throughout the picture
Also performed by Kay Francis See more