East of Borneo
For the art publication, see East of Borneo (magazine).
|East of Borneo|
|Directed by||George Melford|
|Produced by||Carl Laemmle Jr.|
|Written by||Edwin H. Knopf|
Dale Van Every
|Edited by||Arthur Tavares|
|Distributed by||Universal Studios|
East of Borneo (1931) is an American Pre-Code adventure film directed by George Melford, co-written by Edwin H. Knopf and Dale Van Every, starring Rose Hobart, Charles Bickford, Georges Renavent, Lupita Tovar, and Noble Johnson, and released by Universal Studios.
Linda Randolph (Hobart) looks for her husband on the island of Marado just east of Borneo. Although Linda is warned that Marado's jungles are “entirely too dangerous” for a woman, she persists through dangerous raft rides and wild crocodiles. She discovers that her husband is now the personal physician to the island’s enigmatic prince. The prince lusts for Linda, and a love triangle ensues.
The film was shot largely at Universal Studios. Despite being essentially a b-picture, East of Borneo featured elaborate sets. Props and set dressing used in the film were reportedly valued at $100,000; this figure includes a large $25,000 Buddha statue, a very rare small white Buddha and a long mother-of-pearl inlaid bench, silver dinner utensils and Oriental rugs and drapery.
- Remixing Rose Hobart on Vimeo
- National Film Preservation Foundation: Rose Hobart (1936)
- "East of Borneo" Set Cost $100,000. The Florence Times Vol VIII. Number 252. 29 April 1932. p 6. Retrieved 29 February 2016
- East of Borneo on IMDb
- East of Borneo at NY Times (September 26, 1931)
- East of Borneo website with synopsis and poster
- East of Borneo is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- East of Borneo on Letterboxd