Lady of the Tropics (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lady of the Tropics1939

Lady of the Tropics (1939)





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It's "Never the Twain Shall Meet" time again in the MGM romantic melodrama Lady of the Tropics. The lady in question is half-caste Manon De Vargnes (Hedy Lamarr), a resident of prewar Saigon. American playboy Bill Carey (Robert Taylor) falls madly in love with Manon, but both have their crosses to bear: she is affianced to an Indochinese prince, and he is unable to secure a passport to bring her back to the United States. Adding to the dilemma is influential bureaucrat Pierre Delaroch (Joseph Schildkraut), who agrees to arrange an exit visa for Manon in exchange for a few "favors." Nothing good can come from this, and nothing does. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Robert Taylor
as William 'Bill' Carey
Hedy Lamarr
as Manon deVargnes Carey/Kira Kim
Joseph Schildkraut
as Pierre Delaroch
Ernest Cossart
as Father Antoine
Mary Taylor
as Dolly Harrison
Charles Trowbridge
as Alfred Z. Harrison
Frederic Worlock
as Col. Demassey
Paul Porcasi
as Lamartine
Cecil Cunningham
as Countess Bericki
Natalie Moorhead
as Mrs. Hazlitt
Zeffie Tilbury
as Woman Congratulating Manon
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Critic Reviews for Lady of the Tropics

All Critics (2)

Besides being a woman of exceptional photogenic beauty, Hedy Lamarr could be a terrific artist with great role in her charge. How we would like the producers, at least once, to take into account our modest opinion! [Full review in Spanish]

May 24, 2021 | Full Review…

Ridiculous and unbearable romantic melodrama.

August 16, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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