Dangerous Paradise


60m 1930

Brief Synopsis

A young man named Heyst, soured on civilization, lives alone on a remote island "somewhere east of Suez". On one of his periodic visits to Sourabaya, he meets Alma, red-haired entertainer at Schomberg's bistro. To escape the sexual harassment of her bosses, Alma stows away on Heyst's boat and becomes his guest. Will she take the next steamer out... or become mistress of the island? Before this question is resolved, three cutthroats arrive seeking a mythical treasure...

Film Details

Also Known As
Flesh of Eve
Genre
Adventure
Release Date
Feb 22, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Victory by Joseph Conrad (1915).

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,244ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Alma, a member of Zangiacomo's all-female orchestra, playing at Schomberg's hotel in Sourabaya, is frightened by the men's advances; attracted by the kindness of Heyst, a hotel guest, she hides on his boat to escape her tormentors. Heyst, who has retreated to a remote island following an unhappy love affair, discovers her and grudgingly allows her to remain at his cabin. Meanwhile Zangiacomo and Schomberg fight over her, resulting in Zangiacomo's death; Schomberg is then held prisoner by Mr. Jones, Ricardo, and Pedro, three desperadoes, who convert the hotel into a gambling house. To divert them, Schomberg tells them of gold on the island; and after killing and robbing Schomberg, the men depart. In a desperate confrontation with Heyst, Pedro and Ricardo are killed and Alma is wounded; but Heyst is grateful for the awakening of courage and love.

Film Details

Also Known As
Flesh of Eve
Genre
Adventure
Release Date
Feb 22, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Victory by Joseph Conrad (1915).

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,244ft (6 reels)

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Notes

The working title of this film was Flesh of Eve. Paramount made German, Italian, French, Swedish and Polish-language versions of this film at its studio in Joinville, France-see Tropenn├Ąchte.