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.
|Law of the Tropics|
|Directed by||Ray Enright|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy |
|Written by||George Beatty (dialogue contributor, uncredited)|
|Screenplay by||Charles Grayson|
Screenplay construction contributors (uncredited):
M. Coates Webster
|Based on||Oil for the Lamps of China (1933 book) by Alice Tisdale Hobart|
|Music by||Howard Jackson|
|Edited by||Frederick Richards|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
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.
- Constance Bennett as Joan Madison
- Jeffrey Lynn as Jim Conwoy
- Regis Toomey as Tom Marshall
- Mona Maris as Rita Marshall
- Hobart Bosworth as Boss Frank Davis
- Frank Puglia as Tito
- Thomas E. Jackson as Det. Maguire
- Paul Harvey as Alfred King, Sr.
- Craig Stevens as Alfred King, Jr.
- Charles Judels as Cap
- Roland Drew as Hotel Clerk
- Cliff Clark as Bartender
- Rolfe Sedan as Julio André
- Emory Parnell as Bartender
- Kellow, Brian. The Bennetts: An Acting Family. University Press of Kentucky, 2004. p.249