East of Borneo (1931)

Genres - Action, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Jungle Film, Melodrama  |   Release Date - Aug 1, 1931 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One of the most frequently telecast films of the 1950s and 1960s, East of Borneo stars Rose Hobart as Linda, the wife of African missionary Dr. Clark (Charles Bickford). Feeling stifled by her unfamiliar surroundings, Linda is further isolated from civilization when her husband runs off into the jungle, believing that his wife has been unfaithful. With grim determination, our heroine heads into the wilds herself in search of Clark, braving all manner of marauding wildlife and human predators. When she finally catches up with her husband, she finds he's been living in comparative luxury as court physician of the Prince of Marudu (Georges Renavent). The End? Not quite -- we've still got a volcano in the offing! East of Borneo achieved latter-day fame when an avant-garde filmmaker got hold of a print of the film, spliced together all of the leading lady's close-ups, and came up with a surrealistic exercise titled Rose Hobart.

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husband-and-wife, missionary, isolation, jungle, doctor, prince