This “forgotten horror” was inspired by Eva Taylor’s song “Chloe – Song Of The Swamp” (also a hit by Paul Whiteman). Chloe (20s star Olive Borden) is a confused, mixed race young woman being raised in the swamp by angry “old voodoo negress” Mandy (Georgette Harvey) who talks (in rhyme.)
Americans Martin and Osa Johnson return in a aquaplane to the scene of Cannibals of the South Seas (1912), their first feature. The footage of flying snakes, “tree climbing” fish, weird owls, 100’s of monkeys (including ones with “Jimmy Durante” noses), and various types of people is excellent.
Headline making movie star Shelah Fanye (Dorothy Revier) is in Honolulu starring in a movie. Her friend Julie (Sally Eilers) arranges for her to meet with the famous fortune teller Tarneverro (Bela Lugosi). While Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) is investigating a three year old case, the star is stabbed to death.