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 »
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 »
The Lindsay's are on a ship to Hawaii for their delayed second honeymoon. Unknown to Carmelita, Dennis is using the trip to secure a contract with Mr. Baldwin. The Baldwins are social ... See full summary »
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
It is the Lindsay's wedding anniversary and they are fighting. To help them settle down with a house and children, Uncle Matt writes Lord Epping for his help in getting the Lindsay's a war ... See full summary »
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco ... See full summary »
Lupe Vélez plays a dual role, twin sisters Rita and Elaine. After escaping a torpedoed ship, Rita shows up in Manhattan, where she takes the place of her Broadway-star twin sister Elaine, ... See full summary »
Final movie in the Mexican Spitfire series. The plot's about Dennis thinking Carmelita is pregnant but it's really some nonsense with an ocelot. Oh don't worry, somehow the filmmakers find a way to make it all about Uncle Matt and Lord Epping again. In my other reviews for these Spitfire movies, I've noted my problems with the series as a whole so I won't go into detail on that again here. Suffice it to say the series is very repetitive and focuses more on a supporting actor than the supposed star. That does not change in this final entry nor does the series go out in a fresh and original way. More "someone getting the wrong impression" hijinks and an especially tired old routine with Leon Errol, the true star of the series, playing dual roles. They do find a way to work baby kidnapping into a comedy plot, so points for that. And hey, there's Ward Cleaver himself - Hugh Beaumont! All in all, like most entries in this series, it's a watchable movie on its own but seen after even one other Spitfire movie you're likely to be bored. Sadly, Lupe Velez would take her own life the year after this was released. Whatever issues I have with the series and her sometimes grating performance, it was groundbreaking at the time to have a film series with a Mexican actress as the lead (even if she was consistently upstaged by co-star Errol). If you really want to try out the series, I suggest starting at the beginning because the first couple of movies were the best.
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