Lady of the Tropics

Lady of the Tropics is a 1939 American drama film directed by Jack Conway, starring Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, and Joseph Schildkraut.

Lady of the Tropics
Lady of the Tropics - Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical Film Poster
Directed byJack Conway
Written byBen Hecht
Produced bySam Zimbalist
StarringRobert Taylor
Hedy Lamarr
Joseph Schildkraut
Gloria Franklin
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Norbert Brodine
Edited byElmo Veron
Music byFranz Waxman
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • August 11, 1939 (1939-08-11)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,533,000[1]


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.

Main castEdit

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film Lady of the Tropics (1939).


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.[1]


  • Barton, Ruth. Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film. University Press of Kentucky, 2010.
  • Marchetti, Gina. Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction. University of California Press, 1993.


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.

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