The Love Trader (1930)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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"East is East, West is West, Never the Twain Shall Meet." That's the lesson to be learned in the low-budget exotic romance The Love Trader. Leatrice Joy plays the restless young wife of an elderly ship's captain (Henry B. Walthall). While her husband goes on a pearl-hunting expedition in the South Seas, the woman inaugurates an romance with a handsome native (Roland Drew). There love, however, is never consummated, since both are aware of the social ramifications of miscegenation. Even so, our heroine cannot bear the "shame" of betraying her race, leaving her no alternative but to drown herself. This one is hard to watch today with a straight face.

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captain [military], extramarital-affair, husband, love, love-triangle, romance, sailor