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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Tibbett ...
Terry
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Nenita
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Romance
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O.O. Jones
Karen Morley ...
Crystal
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Elvira
Hale Hamilton ...
John
Mathilde Comont ...
Aunt Rose
Philip Cooper ...
Terry Jr. (as Phillip Cooper)
Ernesto Lecuona and the Palau Brothers' Cuban Orchestra
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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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5 December 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Melodia Cubana  »

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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Features Her Man (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cuban Love Song
(1931) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Herbert Stothart, Jimmy McHugh (as James McHugh) and Dorothy Fields
Sung by Lawrence Tibbett
Reprised by him and Lupe Velez
Reprised again as a split screen duet by Tibbett with himself
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Interesting
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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