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Tropic Holiday (1938)

Approved | | Musical | 1 July 1938 (USA)
A Hollywood screenwriter looking for inspiration for his next film goes to Mexico, where he runs into a beautiful Mexican girl who sets her sights on him.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Breck Jones
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Manuela
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Ken Warren
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Midge Miller
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Marilyn Joyce
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Ramón
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Rosa
Roberto Soto ...
Roberto
Michael Visaroff ...
Felipe
Bobbie Moya ...
Pepito
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Barrera
Matt McHugh ...
Joe
Pepito Pérez ...
Chico (as Pepito)
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Pancho
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A Hollywood screenwriter looking for inspiration for his next film goes to Mexico, where he runs into a beautiful Mexican girl who sets her sights on him.

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Musical

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1 July 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La belle de Mexico  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Marilyn Joyce: Well, you're very attractive - in a primitive sort of way.
Manuela: Oh, thank you. I saw you in a picture one time.
Marilyn Joyce: Oh, really?
Manuela: You were very, very beautiful. I'd never recognise you.
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Soundtracks

My First Love
(uncredited)
Music by Agustín Lara
English Lyrics by Ned Washington
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Grade B musical set in Mexico, even Martha Raye can't save it
12 February 2001 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is a grade B musical set in Mexico. Milland is a Hollywood writer who is sent to Mexico to learn about romance, although he is engaged to a star. He falls for native Lamour and star (Barnes) comes to fetch him. The score is delightful and deserved its Oscar nom, but all else is rather dull going. Even Martha Raye trying valiantly can't evoke a single laugh. That's saying a lot against the material. See it only if you are a fan of any of the stars.


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