Cinema: The New Pictures: Aug. 28, 1939

Lady of the Tropics (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). "In the Orient," as M. Jacques Delaroch (Joseph Schildkraut) has occasion to tell young Bill Carey (Robert Taylor) early in this picture, "we are less concerned with changing things than with enjoying them." A half-caste who-has made himself one of the richest men in French Indo-China, M. Delaroch is content to enjoy the attentions of half-caste Manon de Vargnes (Hedy Lamarr), cares nothing about her ambition to escape to Paris and change herself into a Frenchwoman. When Bill takes a good look at Manon, jumps the yacht on...

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