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Mexican Spitfire (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 12 January 1940 (USA)
Newlyweds Dennis and Carmelita have several obstacles to deal with in their new marriage: Carmelita's fiery Latin temper, a meddling aunt and a conniving ex-fiancee who's determined to ... See full summary »

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Newlyweds Dennis and Carmelita have several obstacles to deal with in their new marriage: Carmelita's fiery Latin temper, a meddling aunt and a conniving ex-fiancee who's determined to break up their marriage. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Viva! viva! velez!

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12 January 1940 (USA)  »

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Dårfinkar ä' vi allihop  »

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During the food fight, one of the guests standing behind Carmelita starts to throw a cupcake, and accidentally hits a blonde standing next to him. In the next shot, a wide shot of the room, both are seen throwing food at other guests. But in the next shot the blonde reacts to the cupcake and takes revenge on the man. See more »

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Carmelita Lindsay: [Having signed the paperwork at a "Divorce Bureau" in Mexico] Hey, is this divorce any good in New York?
Uncle Matt Lindsay: What do you care? Even *marriages* ain't any good in New York!
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Connections

Followed by Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (1943) See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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A contrived and predictable plot detracts from Leon Errol's well-acted double role.
18 March 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

Leon Errol handles his double role of Uncle Matt Lindsay and Lord Basil Epping superbly, but I have trouble liking the "Mexican Spitfire" Series because they all are contrived to produce mistaken identities, and these are telegraphed way in advance. Errol is funny as the stuffy Lord Epping, but I would have preferred a lot more wit and much less repetition.


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