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The Cuban Love Song (1931)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 5 December 1931 (USA)
A guilt-ridden U.S. Marine returns to Cuba to try to find his illegitimate child.



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Complete credited cast:
O.O. Jones
Hale Hamilton ...
Aunt Rose
Philip Cooper ...
Terry Jr. (as Phillip Cooper)
Ernesto Lecuona and the Palau Brothers' Cuban Orchestra


A guilt-ridden U.S. Marine returns to Cuba to try to find his illegitimate child.

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Musical | Romance


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Release Date:

5 December 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Melodia Cubana  »

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Technical Specs


(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Moïse Simons's 1929 song, "El Manisero," achieved popularity in the United States in 1932 (a year after this film was released), when it was translated into English by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Marion Sunshine. All verses in this film were in Spanish. See more »


During the opening shots of the film, as the camera scans across several Chinatown storefronts. See more »


Features Her Man (1930) See more »


Spanish Song
Composer unknown
Sung and danced by Lupe Velez at the carnival with Ernesto Lecuona and the Palau Brothers' Cuban Orchestra
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16 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A very interesting and quite fun little film featuring Lawrence Tibbett. Yes the story is creaky, the film is too short and some of the dialogue is pretty routine. But against all that in the film's favour we have nice production values, wonderful music full of zest and authentic flavour, a fiery Lupe Velez, a zany Jimmy Durante and Ernest Torrence who provide the amusing comedy nicely and a truly terrific turn from the master baritone himself Lawrence Tibbett both in presence and particularly in singing. The direction is also pretty good, The Cuban Love Song goes at a snappy pace while not slowing down too much in the slower interludes and the stars seem to be having fun. All in all, interesting and worth seeing for Tibbett. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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