China Passage (1937) is mostly a reminder that it might not have the best of ideas to import Australian actress Constance Worth. Her first Hollywood movie, and right from the start it's clear she can't handle the wise-cracking female persona Hollywood loved in those days. She just wasn't the type. Her presence was hurt even worse by a ill-suited romantic pairing with Vinton Hayworth, who just wasn't a very gallant looking gentleman. Came off very poorly, that's for sure. The actual film starts alright in the middle of a chaotic China, but quickly turns into a light murder mystery on board a boat. Doesn't exactly work when the two leads as miscast. Worth would go on to make one more picture for RKO, Windjammer (1937), which certainly wasn't any better, before she gradually sunk down the studio system and eventually became a 'the girl' in small westerns in the 40s.