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Mandalay (1934)





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Betrayed by her smuggler lover Tony Evans, Tanya becomes one of white slaver Nick's stable of girls. She eventually escapes this sordid lifestyle and is later instrumental in the redemption of dissolute doctor Gregory Burton. Falling in love with Burton, Tanya resorts to drastic measure to rid herself of Tony.
Classics , Drama , Romance
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Warner Bros.


Kay Francis
as Tanya Borisoff/Spot White
Ricardo Cortez
as Tony Evans
Lyle Talbot
as Dr. Gregory Burton
Ruth Donnelly
as Mrs. Peters
Reginald Owen
as Police Commissioner
David Torrence
as Captain
Rafaela Ottiano
as The Countess
Halliwell Hobbes
as Col. Dawson Ames
Etienne Girardot
as Mr. Abernathie
Lucien Littlefield
as Mr. Peters
Bodil Rosing
as Mrs. Kleinschmidt
Herman Bing
as Prof. Kleinschmidt
Harry C. Bradley
as Henry P. Warren
James B. Leong
as Ram Singh
Shirley Temple
as Betty Shaw
Lillian Harmer
as Louisa Mae Harrington
Torben Meyer
as Mr. Van Brinker
Leonard Mudie
as Lieutenant
Frank Baker
as 1st Mate
Olaf Hytten
as Cockney Purser
Eric Wilton
as English Agent
Otto Frisco
as Fakir
Des Roberts
as Sergeant
Desmond Roberts
as Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Mandalay

All Critics (1)

Gauzy curtains and other bits of decor add eye-pleasing depth and complexity to Curtiz's compositions while also suggesting the layers of society and morality that Kay Francis must negotiate to recover her pride.

Full Review… | May 13, 2013
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for Mandalay


Heavy breathing melodramatics that Kay and her amazing wardrobe make worthwhile.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Really painful to watch. It's one of these films that has almost nothing going for them: the femme fatale's ugly, the bad guy's a puss and the good one's a drunkard. Well said like that it cool almost be fun but believe me it ain't. The only interesting part is the fact that it is one more film of the Golden Age of Hollywood set in a foreign country under colonial rule. It's just amazing how fascinated the US seem to have been by colonies. That being said if SE Asia interests you, I'd advise you to watch Carol Reed's the Outcast of the Island.

Ben Gui
Ben Gui

Solid pre-code. Kay Francis is her solid self. And it's always fun to see Ricardo Cortez get murdered.

Katie Richardson
Katie Richardson

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