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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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QUE amigos!...Iceberg hearts and red hot contracts! Hilarious lowdown on romance in riotous New York! (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)  »

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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

Uncle Matthew 'Matt' Lindsay: Marriage is like a mousetrap - easy to get in but hard to get out. And the husband is the piece of cheese.
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Connections

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

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She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain
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Played on a player piano and sung by Leon Errol
Danced to by Leon Errol and Lupe Velez
Reprised a cappella by Lupe Velez
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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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