Lady of the Tropics
|Lady of the Tropics|
Theatrical Film Poster
|Directed by||Jack Conway|
|Produced by||Sam Zimbalist|
|Written by||Ben Hecht|
|Music by||Franz Waxman|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey
|Edited by||Elmo Veron|
|Release date(s)||11 August 1939|
|Running time||92 minutes|
Lady of the Tropics is a 1939 American drama film directed by Jack Conway and starring Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr and Joseph Schildkraut. While visiting French Indochina on his yacht, a wealthy American falls in love with a beautiful local woman of mixed race background he meets in Saigon. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
- 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 Zimbalist 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.
- 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.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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