Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940)

 |  Comedy  |  29 November 1940 (USA)
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With husband Dennis preoccupied with a business deal, Carmelita decides to teach him a lesson by running off to Reno and filing for divorce.



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Dennis heads west to work on an important business deal minus the Mexican Spitfire, Carmelita. His hot-tempered spouse decides to surprise him, but ends up as the surprised one when she sees him with another woman. Instead of a second honeymoon, Carmelita begins divorce proceedings. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <>

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29 November 1940 (USA)  »

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Las trampas de Carmelita  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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not enough Lupe
13 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll keep this very brief, as previous reviewers have covered it well. The same basic plot as "Mexican Spitfire" - man needs to secure a business contract while aunt tries to sabotage his marriage. The problem facing this movie is that the title character - Carmelita - is practically a supporting role. The main focus is on the dual performance of Leon Errol as Uncle Matt and Lord Epping. It was a tired joke in the first film, yet now becomes even more prominent. Lupe Velez was the main attraction in "The Girl From Mexico", which is why it was spun off into a series in the first place. Why ignore Carmelita now? I'm hopeful that future films in the series return to Velez as the primary figure.

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