For an early sound adventure/drama FOUR FRIGHTENED PEOPLE is alright. It's a little too melodramatic for my tastes, but it's still an entertaining watch. I was particularly impressed that it was filmed entirely on location. I found myself thinking nearly the entire film how I would love to see a behind the scenes feature showing the film crew lugging around those old gigantic cameras through the jungle.
If you're into classic cinema the FFP is a good watch. It won't change your life or anything, but it's a solid film. Recommended. I am curious now as to what is the earliest movie to feature a hot chick "hidden" behind glasses, turned up hair and unflattering clothes?
Also Claudette Colbert had one hell of a year in 1934: this film, IMITATION OF LIFE, Demille's epic CLEOPATRA and one of my all time favorites IT HAPPENED ON NIGHT!
I like how the Morse Code message was animated out on the wires of the ship.