Magazine editor Pat O'Brien givesMexican dancer Dolores Del Rio a bad write-up, and then becomes romantically involved. Lots of songs and Busby Berkeley numbers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry MacArthur
Jose Gomez
Harold Brandon
Tony De Marco ...
One of the Dancing De Marcos
Sally De Marco ...
One of The Dancing De Marcos
Lois (as Winifred Shaw)
Luis Alberni ...
The Magistrate
George Humbert ...
Harry Holman ...
Rita's Maid (as Soledad Jimenez)
Specialty Singer


Magazine editor Pat O'Brien givesMexican dancer Dolores Del Rio a bad write-up, and then becomes romantically involved. Lots of songs and Busby Berkeley numbers. Written by Michael Crew <>

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IT'S A MUSICAL HEAT WAVE! (original poster - all caps)





Release Date:

25 May 1935 (USA)  »

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Viva Senorita  »

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Before the movie's release, the music was played on the radio for advertising purposes. See more »


Referenced in Busby Berkeley: Going Through the Roof (1998) See more »


She's a Latin from Manhattan
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Used as background instrumental
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South-of-the-border, Hollywood style!
17 July 2000 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Caliente was a stylish resort destination for the film community in the 1930's, and this film attempted to capitalize on that exotic fact for movie audiences. Very little of the film takes advantage of its sultry locale, however. The film is mainly concerned with Rita, a beautiful Mexican dancer, who is infuriated after Larry, a theater critic, savagely pans her dancing after failing to catch her act! She sets out to show him, and of course they fall in love. There is a good supporting cast, especially Edward Everett Horton as his usual nervous fussbudget. The two musical numbers were staged by Busby Berkeley. "The Lady in Red" is sung by a chorus of studio cuties and by the wonderful Wini Shaw (and a novelty chorus or two is sung by the delightful Judy Canova, doing her "country hayseed" character). The "Muchacha" number is one of Berkeley's typical sprawling numbers and makes good use of Dolores Del Rio's beauty and horses riding up a staircase! Pay attention to Del Rio in the scene at the pool. She wears what's believed to be the screen's first two-piece bathing suit. Just one look at her stunning beauty will make you long for the days when Hollywood was known for goddesses like Del Rio, Dietrich, Lamarr, Garbo, etc.

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