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A party of yachting jet-setters visit French Saigon, where they meet lovely Manon deVargnes, a second-class citizen not allowed to leave the country due to her part-Oriental ancestry. When the others leave, playboy Bill Carey stays behind to woo Manon; but all his efforts to get her out of the country with him run into a brick wall. And Pierre Delaroch, her wealthy former admirer, waits for him to give up...Written by
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This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Friday 9 November 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Hartford CT it first aired 23 January 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Chicago 3 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Phoenix 9 June 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Philadelphia 30 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and in Altoona PA 21 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10); in Seattle it was first telecast 17 January 1958 on KING (Channel 5), in San Francisco 5 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and in New York City 29 March 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
I remember when I was living in Vietnam, I was told that Eurasian women were the most beautiful in the World. The French-Vietnamese women that I saw were indeed exquisite. Hedy Lamarr was perfectly caste as one of these women, and her performance in this film was so romantic that one would want to see it over and over.
This fine film featured Oscar-nominated cinematography, a script by the great Ben Hecht (Wuthering Heights, Notorious, The Scoundrel, Underworld), and Robert Taylor as the leading man.
The story is as old as time and you cannot fail to be moved by the tragedy.
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