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Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940)

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 <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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29 November 1940 (USA)  »

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Las trampas de Carmelita  »

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Lord Epping: [confused by the slang term for dollars] Bucks? Bucks?
Taxi Driver: Yes, bucks.
Lord Epping: How much is that in Pounds?
Taxi Driver: I don't know. We don't charge by weight, we charge by the mile. And it's *still* 685 dollars!
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Great fun for a first-timer
16 June 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the first Mexican Spitfire movie I've seen, and I found it great fun. Lord Epping is a howl--yes, probably a vaudeville standard for Leon Errol, but a very good one. The sputtering, the exaggerated English accent, the little comments made under his breath, the funny walk (Monty Python was right about how far a funny walk can take you in getting laughs), what's not to like? As for Lupe Velez, this is the first time I've seen her, and I understand completely why her first appearance in an earlier movie led to a series of follow-ups. She's pretty, and with all her comedic turns you can hardly take your eyes off her. She definitely left me wanting to see more of her. People are right her to say that she plays a secondary role to the Errol characters in this movie, but if you haven't seen her before, it just may leave you looking for more. I'll certainly tune in any time I see another Mexican Spitfire movie playing. I'm glad I discovered this one. Simple, farcical comedy, but an amusing way to spend an hour or so.

What a terrible shame success didn't bring Lupe Velez happiness.


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