poster courtesy of 'Advertising Hitchcock' webpage SYNOPSIS

Man and wife live a hum-drum existence until they receive a big inheritance from a rich relative. Their new fortune takes them on a globe trotting cruise where they each become involved with a new significant other.

Eventually the couple become shipwrecked and are rescued by a Chinese junk.

With their fortune now gone, they discover their love for one another and return to England (and their drab existence) which they had tried to escape from.


Panned by critics and audiences when it was first released in 1932.

Hitch & Alma wrote the screenplay from their experiences after visiting the locales.

Hitch wanted a belly dancing scene in the Folies Beregere (Paris) sequence.

Censors cut out a raunchy swimming scene.

Only 20% of the film contains any dialogue.