Taylor took some time off from making LADY OF THE TROPICS to marry Barbara Stanwyck. He would have been wise to stay on his honeymoon for a year, but they made him come back and finish this turkey. There's no question that Lamarr (whom Louis B. Mayer named after silent star Barbara La
Marr, considering the surname more mellifluous than the name she had in Europe, Kiesler) had one of the most beautiful faces in pictures, but no one ever accused her of being a great actress. She fails to register dramatically again, here as an Indochinese half-caste with whom Taylor falls in
love. Taylor is on holiday aboard a yacht when he meets Lamarr and he is soon crazy about her...