Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
The tragic death from peritonitis of leading man Robert Williams marred the production of this oppressive triangle drama set in a French penal colony in Vietnam. Arriving at torrid Lao Bao, Therese Du Flos (Ann Harding) discovers that her fiancé, André Verlaine (Melvyn Douglas, who had replaced Williams) has become an alcoholic due to the pressures of the lonely job of running the prison. Distraught and fighting to regain her inner strength, Therese becomes a target for visiting Captain Remy Baudoin (Adolphe Menjou), a bounder who persuades her to leave the outpost with him. But André's faithful servant Nham (Clarence Muse) kills Baudoin, and when an uprising seems imminent, Therese stoically stands by her man.
love, love-conquers-all, self-sacrifice, prestige