Lady of the Tropics

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Lady of the Tropics
Lady of the Tropics - Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical Film Poster
Directed by Jack Conway
Produced by Sam Zimbalist
Written by Ben Hecht
Starring Robert Taylor
Hedy Lamarr
Joseph Schildkraut
Gloria Franklin
Music by Franz Waxman
Cinematography George J. Folsey
Norbert Brodine
Edited by Elmo Veron
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • August 11, 1939 (1939-08-11)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $913,000[1]
Box office $1,533,000[1]

Lady of the Tropics is a 1939 American drama film directed by Jack Conway, starring Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, and Joseph Schildkraut. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Plot summary[edit]

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.

Main cast[edit]

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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