In this melodramatic blend of romance and adventure set in the South Seas, Stella Blackney (Betty Compson) is married to Tom Shane (Noah Beery), an American exploring and exploiting the region. Stella has grown disenchanted with Tom, and decides to leave him in favor of dashing David Wade (Monte Blue). However, Stella's decision to build a life on her own is seriously hampered when she's captured by angry natives. David and Tom set aside their obvious differences and set out to rescue Stella, but David soon finds himself pursued by seductive native beauty Moira (Myrna Loy). Among the "angry natives" in the supporting cast is Duke Kahanamoku, a gifted swimmer who won medals in the 1912, 1920 and 1924 Olympic games.
by Mark Deming synopsis