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Law of the Tropics (1941)

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

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Charles Grayson (screen play), Alice Tisdale Hobart (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Joan Madison
Jeffrey Lynn ... Jim Conwoy
Regis Toomey ... Tom Marshall
Mona Maris ... Rita
Hobart Bosworth ... Davis
Frank Puglia ... Tito
Thomas E. Jackson Thomas E. Jackson ... Maguire (as Thomas Jackson)
Paul Harvey ... Alfred King, Sr.
Craig Stevens ... Alfred King, Jr.
Charles Judels ... Captain of River Boat
Roland Drew ... Hotel Clerk
Cliff Clark ... Bartender
Rolfe Sedan Rolfe Sedan ... Tailor (as Rolf Sedan)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King Rubber See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Version of Oil for the Lamps of China (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung a cappella by Constance Bennett and Mona Maris
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Still A Temptress, In A New Decade
4 September 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Constance Bennett in the 1940s. Her role is an Ann Sheridan-type role. And she looks like part-Benett, part-Jane Wyman, and a good part Lucille Ball. (The penciled-in brows, the full red lips ...) This could not be called a good movie. It holds its own, though. Jeffrey Lynn is good, as he always was. The other female lead, Mona Maris, is very alluring and a good actress.

The plot is silly as can be.

In "What Price Hollywood?" Bennett sang in French. She wove in and out of seats at a cabaret much in the style of Marlene Deitrich in "morocco." In "City Across The Bay," her sister Joan sings a racy song that puts one in mind of Carmen Miranda. Here Bennett sings a song that is partly in Spanish. (The story takes place in South or Central America.) Everyone gives it his or her best. Often that isn't much but it's a hard movie to dislike.


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