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The official cast list of Warner Bros. Mandalay states that Kay Francis plays a character named Tanya. For most of the film, however, the heroine -- if she can be called that -- goes by the name of Spot White (or "Spot Cash," as she's cynically designated by one of the lesser characters). Betrayed by her smuggler lover Tony Evans (Ricardo Cortez), Tanya/Spot White becomes one of white slaver Nick's (Warner Oland) stable of girls in old Rangoon. She eventually escapes this sordid lifestyle, and is later instrumental in the redemption of dissolute doctor Gregory Burton (Lyle… More

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"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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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