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The Girl from Mexico (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 2 June 1939 (USA)
In the first entry of an unintended-series that turned into a long-running series for RKO, Carmelita Fuentes is a fiery-Latin singer/dancer in Mexico City who has designs on Dennis Lindsay,... See full summary »

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In the first entry of an unintended-series that turned into a long-running series for RKO, Carmelita Fuentes is a fiery-Latin singer/dancer in Mexico City who has designs on Dennis Lindsay, an American publicity agent, for unclear reasons, while Lindsay's shiftless uncle, Matthew Lindsay, aids and abets her every step of the way to the marriage altar. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Oh, how she loves! She's dynamite! He lights the fuse! (original ad) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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2 June 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De Cabelinho nas Ventas  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

RKO wasn't planning a series while this film was being made, but the series developed after it was such a big hit. See more »

Quotes

Carmelita Fuentes: Love is a wonderful thing! It makes your heart go bumpety bumpety bump... like a little baby falling down the steps!
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Connections

Followed by Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Negra Consentida (Black Allowed)
Written by Joaquín Pardavé
Played during the opening credits
Sung and danced to by Lupe Velez at the San Proximo hotel
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THE best "Mexican Spitfire" film!
10 August 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

This film, without a doubt, is the best MS film! Lupe Velez is refreshing in this role, and even gets to do some musical numbers (ala' Carmen Meranda).

As the series went on, it was reduced to Lupe constantly screaming at her hubby, & Leon Errol lurching around in the (tiresome) "Lord Epping" routine (which often over-shadowed the series). A "Must See" !!! Norm


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