Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
A feature version of a twelve chapter Republic Pictures, this drama starred Harry Lauter as Tom Rogers, an enterprising South Seas island trader who gets involved with Nazi thugs, a native revolution and smugglers, ably assisted by a lovely emissary from the United Nations, Aline Towne. One of the studio's final chapterplays, the original Trader Tom of the China Seas had adhered to the venerable serial tradition of promoting a supporting actor to hero status. A somewhat nondescript presence, Harry Lauter also starred in the studio's final serial King of the Carnival.
against-all-odds, espionage, island, oppression, romance, shipwreck, volunteer, Asia, beauty [physical], China, help, sea, trader, youth