Cultures clash in this adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s tale of sex, race, and imperialism. Trevor Howard delivers an amazing performance as a morally compromised British expatriate, who finds himself stranded on a remote Indian Ocean trading outpost. He becomes enthralled with native girl Aissa (exotic Algerian-born actress Kerima), the daughter of the local chieftain, but he soon finds his lust is turned against him by an Arab trader and a crafty local.
Partially filmed on location in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), the stunning cinematography captures haunting images of daily tropical life, boats skimming across the water, local natives intently watching the white traders and hypnotizing rainstorms.
Starring: Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard, Kerima, Wendy Hiller - 1952 - black and white - 95 minutes