Law of the Tropics

Law of the Tropics is a 1941 American drama film directed by Ray Enright and starring Constance Bennett, Jeffrey Lynn and Regis Toomey. By the time Bennett made the film, her career was in steep decline.[1]

Law of the Tropics
Directed byRay Enright
Produced byBryan Foy
Benjamin Stoloff
Written byGeorge Beatty (dialogue contributor, uncredited)
Screenplay byCharles Grayson
Screenplay construction contributors (uncredited):
M. Coates Webster
Barry Trivers
Based onOil for the Lamps of China (1933 book) by Alice Tisdale Hobart
StarringConstance Bennett
Jeffrey Lynn
Regis Toomey
Mona Maris
Music byHoward Jackson
CinematographySidney Hickox
Edited byFrederick Richards
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • October 4, 1941 (1941-10-04)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film is loosely based on the 1935 movie Oil for the Lamps of China, but the setting is changed from China to the Amazon jungle, and the tone is somewhat lighter. The conflict between a man's conscience and his corporate loyalty, which is a principal theme of the original, is more secondary in this film.



  1. Kellow, Brian. The Bennetts: An Acting Family. University Press of Kentucky, 2004. p.249
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