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Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 17 September 1942 (USA)
Dizzy Carmelita and Uncle Matt inadvertently become involved with thieves smuggling jewels inside a ceramic elephant.

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A pair of shipboard smugglers have a large diamond hidden inside a small elephant statuette, which they plant on absentminded Lord Epping to get it past customs. Now, his lordship is visiting Uncle Matt Lindsay who looks just like him. Thanks to flirtatious Diana's efforts to get the elephant back, the comic confusion proliferates, with 'spitfire' Carmelita (now a blonde) playing a prominent part. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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IT'S A ROAR FROM SHIP-TO-SHORE! Lupe and Leon on a maelstron of smoothie smugglers, man-hunting T-Men, and a pink elephant with green spots! (original poster) See more »

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Carmen, a Tirana  »

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[On being told that an outrageous flirt's name was Diana]
Lady Ada Epping: Goddess of the chase, wasn't she?
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"Now look, Dookie, you're beginning to get in my hair."
10 May 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Penultimate entry in the Mexican Spitfire series starring Leon Errol with support from Lupe Velez. Once again, Leon Errol plays Uncle Matt and Lord Epping. Once again, there's lots of mistaken identity hijinks. Lupe Velez, the supposed star of this series, is still Errol's malapropism-spewing sidekick. She does get more to do here than in other movies in the series. She even gets to sing and dance. The plot's something to do with smugglers. Walter Reed plays husband Dennis. He's the third actor in the series to play the part. Lyle Talbot plays one of the smugglers. Beautiful Marion Martin plays the other. She previously played the role of Fifi in two of the Mexican Spitfire movies. She was the highlight of both. Here she's not as much fun because the part is less interesting. What can be said about a Mexican Spitfire movie? If you have never seen one, then this will probably give you some chuckles. But if you have seen even one other entry in the series, this will be pretty stale.


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