6.9/10
93
8 user 1 critic

Let's Go Native (1930)

Dress designer Joan Wood, who's heavily in debt, has created costumes for a Broadway show that is exported to Argentina. With the money she wants to pay her debts, but there was a mistake: ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Businessman Jim Murdock is too busy with work to pay much attention to his wife. She is an avid golfer, and soon finds a kindred soul in a man named Johnny Spence. Eventually Jim and his ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Leila Hyams, Tommy Clifford
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Directors: George Cukor, Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Kenneth MacKenna
Six of a Kind (1934)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, W.C. Fields
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier
Indiscreet (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young woman jeopardizes the relationship with the man she loves when a no-account from her past shows up.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley
Good Sam (1948)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out people in need. In fact, he likes to help them out so much that he often finds himself broke and unable to help his own family buy the things they need--like a house.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Gary Cooper, Ann Sheridan, Ray Collins
My Son John (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The Jeffersons are the ideal picture-perfect all-American family in a small town, but their eldest son John returns home after a long absence spouting views that cause them to worry he may be a Communist.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Robert Walker, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the Chinese Civil War of 1949, the Communists constantly harass the two priests of a remote Catholic mission outpost.

Directors: Leo McCarey, David W. Orton
Stars: William Holden, Clifton Webb, France Nuyen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Mae West, Roger Pryor, Johnny Mack Brown
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Eddie and his Mexican friend Ricardo are expelled from college after Ricardo put Eddie in the girl's dormitory when he was drunk. Per chance Eddie gets mixed up in a bank robbery and is ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Robert Young
Scandal Sheet (1931)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Scandal Sheet is a 1931 American crime film directed by John Cromwell and written by Oliver H.P. Garrett, Vincent Lawrence and Max Marcin. The film stars George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive Brook
Monte Carlo (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo, where she hopes her luck will save her poor financial state. There, Count ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Joan Wood
...
Jerry, King of the Island
...
Wally Wendell
William Austin ...
Basil Pistol
...
Constance Cook
David Newell ...
Chief Officer Williams
...
Wallace Wendell Sr.
...
Deputy Sheriff 'Careful' Cuthbert
Edit

Storyline

Dress designer Joan Wood, who's heavily in debt, has created costumes for a Broadway show that is exported to Argentina. With the money she wants to pay her debts, but there was a mistake: she is receiving the money in Buenos Aires, not in New York. Her friend Wally Wendell, whose grandfather does not approve of his relationship with her, wants him to marry a girl he hasn't seen for some years named Constance Cook, whose grandfather is the owner of a ship traveling to Buenos Aires and Constance is one of the passengers. Wally's friend Basil has caused a freak accident with Voltair McGuines' cab, who wants his money for the damage. Basil asks Wally, but he has been disinherited and lost all credit by his grandfather, because he still wants Joan. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

ship wreck | sailing | escape | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Paramount's wild, merry, mad hilarious farce!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 August 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Naufrágio Amoroso  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

[Jerry had been the only man on an island populated by women.]
Jerry: It was one of the Virgin Islands, but it drifted.
See more »

Soundtracks

My Mad Moment
Lyrics by George Marion Jr.
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Copyright 1930 by Famous Music Corp.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One Eclectic Cast
14 December 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I imagine that the average film fan would tell you their leg was being pulled if you told them that Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Oakie, and Kay Francis were the leads in the same film. At the time that Let's Go Native was being made all three were newly signed to Paramount, new because all three of them had their careers made by sound.

Let's Go Native has Jeanette in the role of a dress designer with a cash flow problem. She's just designed a bunch of costumes for a review, but she's sunk all her money into it and the creditors and remember this is the Depression, are at her door. The only way she can get paid is go to Buenos Aires and get her money there.

Also on the cruise are a taxi driver who's taking it on the lam in order to avoid being sued for an accident and that would be Jack Oakie. And there's society girl Kay Francis and young millionaire James Hall whose father has been contriving to get those two married.

A well staged shipwreck given the primitive early sound equipment strands our passengers on a deserted Virgin Island, presided over by Skeets Gallagher and a troop of native women. Everybody then settles down and plays house.

Leo McCarey directed Let's Go Native who later directed some comedy classics like Duck Soup, The Awful Truth, and Ruggles Of Red Gap. Let's Go Native is hardly in their class though it has its moments.

The score by Richard Whiting and George Marion is serviceable, but not memorable. Nothing here got in Jeanette MacDonald's concert repertoire. Jack Oakie has a couple of numbers he delivers with usual bumptious fashion.

Had there been such an Oscar category for special effects, the shipwreck and later earthquake might have gotten Let's Go Native an award. I believe some of the footage is later used in the Bing Crosby-Carole Lombard film, We're Not Dressing.

Let's Go Native is an amusing trifle, dated though and not up to what Leo McCarey later gave us.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?