Devil's Apple Tree (1929)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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MGM contractee Dorothy Sebastian paid a brief visit to Tiffany-Stahl to star in this bit of South Seas exotica. Unable to pay for her passage when she sails to the tropics to meet her mail-order husband, Dorothy Ryan (Sebastian) assumes the identity of a wealthy passenger who is presumed to have died. Rather enjoying the preferential treatment she receives, Dorothy continues the masquerade when she arrives at her destination. She forgets all about her husband-to-be and falls in love with local aristocrat John Rice (Larry Kent). The party comes to an end when the woman whom Dorothy is pretending to be suddenly shows up, very much alive and very angry. Disgraced in the eyes of John's family, Dorothy wanders into the jungle where she is captured by the natives and sentenced to be burned at the stake. She is spared this grisly fate by John Rice, who still loves her despite her deception.

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romance, deception, forbidden-love, impersonation, jungle, love, marriage-arranged, poverty, rescue