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|Directed by||John Rawlins|
|Written by||Roy Chanslor|
|Produced by||Marshall Grant|
|Edited by||Otto Ludwig|
|Music by||H. J. Salter|
Foreign correspondent Jim Montgomery (William Gargan) agrees to quit his job when his fiancée Frankie (Irene Hervey) threatens to return home to San Francisco without him, tired of his profession always coming first. He remains in Bombay, India for one more assignment, investigating a report of missing jewels, valued at four million dollars. A mysterious man called Chundra (Turhan Bey) continues to observe him.
With the case still unsolved, Jim and Frankie board a flying boat to Manila, unaware that the gems are aboard. A passenger is mysteriously killed, but not before the jewels are hidden in Frankie's case. George Lewis (Lloyd Corrigan), another passenger, admits to being a courier for the diamonds, saying they are meant to be a gift to a foreign dignitary. Lewis, too, is then killed.
Montgomery encounters the culprit and is in danger of being thrown from the aircraft, but he is rescued by Chundra, who is actually a government agent. Frankie can not blame Jim this time for being in a hurry to get back to work and report the story.
- William Gargan as Jim Montgomery
- Irene Hervey as Frankie
- Charles Lang as Tex Harper
- Maria Montez as Sonya Dietrich Landers
- Mary Gordon as Abigail McPherson
- Lloyd Corrigan as George Lewis
- Truman Bradley as Dr. Landers
- Turhan Bey as Chundra
- Peter Lynn as Bland
- Riley Hill (credited as Roy Harris) as Steward
Aviation film historian James M. Farmer in Celluloid Wings: The Impact of Movies on Aviation (1984), indicated that Bombay Clipper was "Low-minded mystery fare." In Aviation in the Cinema (1985), aviation film historian Stephen Pendo considered Bombay Clipper, a "routine" drama that pits reporter, detective and spies against each in solving a murder mystery on a flight across the Pacific Ocean.
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