Lady of the Tropics
|Lady of the Tropics|
|Directed by||Jack Conway|
|Written by||Ben Hecht|
|Produced by||Sam Zimbalist|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Edited by||Elmo Veron|
|Music by||Franz Waxman|
|Distributed by||Loew's Inc.|
While visiting French Indochina with his girlfriend and her family on her father's yacht, freeloading American playboy Bill Carey falls in love with Manon DeVargnes, a beautiful, local woman of mixed race background he meets in Saigon. Manon is also being romantically pursued by local businessman Pierre Delaroch. Bill eventually marries Manon. When Bill is unable to find employment in Saigon, Delaroch secretly arranges to have Bill employed by his company.
- Robert Taylor as Bill Carey
- Hedy Lamarr as Manon DeVargnes
- Joseph Schildkraut as Pierre Delaroch
- Gloria Franklin as Nina
- Ernest Cossart as Father Antoine
- Mary Taylor as Dolly Harrison
- Charles Trowbridge as Alfred Z. Harrison
- Frederick Worlock as Colonel Demassey
- Paul Porcasi as Lamartine
- Marguerita Padula as Madame Kya
- Cecil Cunningham as Countess Berichi
- Natalie Moorhead as Mrs. Hazlitt
According to MGM records, the film made $1,042,000 in the US and Canada and $491,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $99,000.
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