Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Canadian-born stage actor Matheson Lang starred in this British-lensed adventure melodrama set in the south seas. Lang played Peter Duffy, a renowned author seeking inspiration by obtaining a position on an ocean-going vessel. The author gets more excitement than he bargained for when the ship is taken over by gangsters. Assisted by the vessel's Chinese cook (Kyoshi Tekase), Duffy manages to quell a mutiny. As it turns out, the cook is in reality a Manchurian prince. Lang, who is perhaps best remembered for playing Cardinal de Medici in The Cardinal (1936), was here supported by British comedy icon Moore Marriott.
adventurer, China, cooking, gangster, Manchurian, mutiny, prince, South-Seas, writing