Jack Holt is so tight-jawed in Outlaws in the Orient that one wonders how his bridgework will hold up. Holt plays Chet Eaton, a troubleshooting mail-plane pilot dispatched to the oil fields of the Gobi desert. Here he runs afoul of local bandit Ho-Fang (Harold Huber), who threatens dire consequences if Chet doesn't pay an exorbitant fee for protection. Not that our hero is above a bit of larceny himself; in fact, heroine Joan (Mae Clarke) has quite a time trying to balance Chet's bloated expense account. Outlaws of the Orient was directed by Ernst B. Schoedsack of King Kong fame, who photographed most of the aerial footage himself (some of the desert footage was reportedly lifted from Schoedsack's never-completed film about Lawrence of Arabia).
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