About the film
19th century bristol, england
Release Date: July 31, 1934
|Production Companies||:||Associated Talking Pictures (ATP)|
|Director||:||J. Walter Ruben, Thorold Dickinson|
|Writers||:||Gordon Wellesley, Martin Brown, Joseph Hergesheimer|
The port city of Bristol, England, in the 1800s is home to Java Head, a sailing ship line company. The owner has two sons. One, a handsome seafarer, is in love with a local girl, but cannot marry her due to a long-running feud between their fathers. After a lengthy voyage, he returns with a very exotic, noble Chinese wife, which scandalizes the conservative town. His other son, a "landlubber", seeks to convert to steamships, to the disgust of his father. Even worse, he is secretly dealing in contraband.