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The Kid from Spain (1932)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  17 November 1932 (USA)
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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 »

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Lyda Roberti ...
Rosalie
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Ricardo
Ruth Hall ...
Anita Gomez
John Miljan ...
Pancho
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Alonzo Gomez
J. Carrol Naish ...
Pedro
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Detective Crawford (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
Stanley Fields ...
Jose
Paul Porcasi ...
Gonzales (as Paul Porcassi)
Sidney Franklin ...
Himself - American Matador
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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 forced to drive the robbers to safety. To get rid of him they force him to leave the USA for Mexico, but a cop is following him. Eddie meets Ricardo there, Ricardo helps him avoid being arrested by the cop when he introduces Eddie as the great Spanish bullfighter Don Sebastian II. The problem is, the cop is still curious and has tickets for the bullfight. Eddie's situation becomes more critical, when he tries to help Ricardo to win the girl he loves, but she's engaged to a "real" Mexican, who is, unknown to her father, involved in illegal business. While trying to avoid all this trouble, Eddie himself falls in love with his friend's girl friend's sister Rosalie, who also want to see the great Don Sebastian II to kill the bull in the arena. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Film debut of Jane Wyman. See more »

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Eddie Williams aka Don Sebastian II: [after Rosalie drops the key down her dress] ...the key to the whole situation somewhere between Tijuana and the border!
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Referenced in Mickey's Gala Premier (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Perfect Combination
(1932) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar
Danced by two unidentified dancers with Eddie Cantor, all in blackface
Sung by Eddie Cantor
Danced by The Goldwyn Girls
Reprised by Eddie Cantor with chorus
Reprised again by Lyda Roberti and Eddie Cantor
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Vintage, lighter than air musical comedy
29 May 2000 | by (Denton, TX) – See all my reviews

In the 1930s Eddie Cantor made a series of pleasant, sometimes sexy, consistently entertaining, fast paced comedies. This is, in my opinion, one of the better ones. The songs are wonderful, the gags are funny, the 1930's atmosphere is thick, and Eddie himself is so energetic throughout he seems to float.

It's a wonderful picture. Very recommended for 1930's film buffs and musical comedy enthusiasts.


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