Law of the Tropics (1941)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this sad drama, a remake of Oil for the Lamps of China, a South American rubber planter nurses a broken heart after his U.S. fiancee jilts him. In addition, he has trouble with the natives who do not respect him. His troubles ease when he meets a caring nightclub singer who he marries against the wishes of his employers. He is hoping that marriage will protect her from the U.S. detective who has been looking into her past. Unfortunately, the investigator finds her and extradites her back to the States where she must stand trial. Her husband accompanies her.

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detective, discovery, extradition, false-accusation, fiancee, fugitive, husband, identity, jilted, killing, lawyer, marriage, murder, name-clearing, native, nightclub, past, plantation, privacy, problems, respect, rubber-plantation, songwriter, suspect, trial [courtroom], wife