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Release Date:
10 April 1936 (USA) See more »
Based on the actual event of Rowan's carrying a message from President McKinley to Garcia in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. The parts of Dory and Raphalita are added. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Wallace Beery ... Sergeant Dory

Barbara Stanwyck ... Senorita Raphaelita Maderos
John Boles ... Lieutenant Andrew Rowan

Alan Hale ... Dr. Ivan Krug
Herbert Mundin ... Henry Piper
Mona Barrie ... Spanish Spy
Enrique Acosta ... General Calixto García
Juan Torena ... Luís Maderos
Martin Garralaga ... Rodríguez
Blanca Vischer ... Chiquita
José Luis Tortosa ... Pasquale Castova
Lucio Villegas ... Commandant
Frederick Vogeding ... German Stoker
Pat Moriarity ... Irish Stoker
Octavio Giraud ... Spanish Commandant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Appel ... Proprietor (uncredited)
Guillermo Arcos ... Captain (uncredited)
Josefina Betancourt ... Aggresive Flirt (uncredited)

John Carradine ... President William McKinley (voice) (uncredited)
Davison Clark ... Admiral (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Tevis (uncredited)
Andre Cuyas ... Sentry (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Waiter (uncredited)
Juan Duval ... Sentry (uncredited)
Alberto Gandero ... Civilian (uncredited)
Fred Godoy ... Citizen (uncredited)
Augustín Guzmán ... Sentry (uncredited)
Rosita Harlan ... Flirt (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... President William McKinley (uncredited)
Warren Hymer ... Departing Sailor (uncredited)

George Irving ... Col. Wagner (uncredited)
Carlos Montalbán ... Spanish Gunner (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Army Officer (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Manuel Peluffo ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Jose Peña Pepet ... Spanish Officer (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Dakin (uncredited)
Count Stefenelli ... Ralphaelita's Father (uncredited)
Romualdo Tirado ... Soldier (uncredited)
Pedro Vinas ... Servant (uncredited)
Miguel de Zárraga ... Spanish Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
George Marshall 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene Fowler 
Sam Hellman 
Elbert Hubbard  essay
Gladys Lehman 
W.P. Lipscomb 
Andrew S. Rowan  book (as Lieutenant Andrew S. Rowan)

Produced by
Raymond Griffith .... associate producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté 
Film Editing by
Herbert Levy 
Art Direction by
William S. Darling 
Rudolph Sternad 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Booth McCracken .... assistant director (as Booth McCraken)
Sound Department
Joseph E. Aiken .... sound recordist (as Joseph Aitken)
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound recordist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... musical director
Alfred Newman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Louis Silvers .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
François B. DeValdes .... technical advisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Did You Know?

The real-life incident on which the film is supposedly based, but to which it bears no factual resemblance whatsoever, involved Lt. Rowan's relatively safe trip to Cuba carrying an oral (not written) message to Gen. Garcia from William McKinley that the US was declaring war on Spain and was eager to have Garcia's cooperation.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Barbara Stanwyck, though supposedly Cuban, speaks Spanish with an American accent, and English with no accent whatsoever.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Wife vs. Secretary (1936)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Senorita from Brooklyn, 10 October 2013
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

Turgid, set bound drama with some wild miscasting in central roles. It's not that the film isn't filled with some very good performers, Beery is believable as a renegade wanderer looking for the prime advantage but he's the only actor that really seems to fit. John Boles gives his usual block of wood performance, a dull hole at the center of the movie. The most ludicrous of all is Barbara Stanwyck, a great actress yes but a native born Cuban senorita? never! They couldn't have borrowed Lupe Velez or Dolores del Rio? Perhaps not Cubans either but at least being Latin they would have not stood out so glaringly.

All great stars have turkeys in their filmographies this is one manages to take down both Missy and Wally Beery. What could have been an interesting rendering of a historical event becomes just so much studio fodder to fill a double bill.

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