In wartime 1944 in California,defense plant workers Rosalind "Rosie" Warren and her friend Vera Watson must share, on a rotating schedule, the town's last available rental-room with Charlie... See full summary »
Barbara Jo Allen
Bill Harmon receives a letter from his partner, Dave MacRoy informing him of a rich gold strike in their California mine. Arriving there, Bill learns from elderly miner John Benton that ... See full summary »
"Dapper Dan" Franklin (Frank Albertson)and his small troupe of actors become stranded in the small town of Harmony, Tennessee. The town is shackled by Blue Laws imposed upon it by a City ... See full summary »
Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys and Girls,
The Radio Rogues
Rancher Marlowe is shot in the back and killed by gunslinger Dirk Mattson. His son Brad, despite the pleas of his young sister Ginny, sets out for revenge. He and Dirk have a shoot-out in ... See full summary »
Monte Norris (Norman Budd), a small-time crook with a neurotic drive to rise to the heights of the law-breaking underworld, is flat broke and in disrepute with gangdom's big mobs. He finds ... See full summary »
Joe Riley is a boxing referee whose life-code is the same as the sporting rules of the prizefight ring. Two Golden Glove (a tournament for amateur prizefighters) contestants Nick Martel, a ... See full summary »
The suspicious death of Henry King during a hunting trip with his brother John leaves the inheritance of the rich Santa Rita Ranch to be shared with John, Henry's daughter Doris and a young... See full summary »
Don 'Red' Barry,
As WWII begins, vaudeville entertainer Tommy Towers is called up to serve. He arranges a job for his girlfriend at the local pub. To keep morale up, his commanding officer orders him to perform for the troops.
With the 1944 death of Lupe Velez, the stereotypical part of the Latina spitfire should have come to an end. But fiery beauties like Maria Montez and Estelita Rodriguez moved up the ladder, even though Rodriguez worked mostly at the second-string Republic Studios and never rose above B pictures. Here, the story focuses on the Mexican Frank Sinatra (Tito Guizar) who is being stalked by the temperamental Rodriguez, so he pretends to be married to an American singer (Constance Moore) in order to avoid any further contact with her. Suspecting the truth, Rodriguez follows Guizar and Moore onto their "honeymoon" where nothing is going to happen because Moore simply kicks Guizar out, leading to a Harold Lloyd type sequence where Guizar attempts to hide from Estelita on a skyscraper window ledge, leading to another room where Moore believes he's her female pal and gets "her" to give her a backrub. Rodriguez finds out the truth by getting Moore's pal (Jean Stevens) plowed on tequila shots which leads to a confrontation and more hijinks.
Even though the film is set in Sunny Mexico, the protagonist (Rodriguez) makes it clear that she is Cuban. Still, by any other nationality, she's a continuation of Lupe Velez's Carmelita from RKO's "Mexican Spitfire" series, but there's unfortunately no rubber-legged Leon Errol to play her foil. In fact, it's obvious that nobody in the film is even relatively on Rodriguez's side, even comical second lead Leo Carrillo. Handsome Guizar even successfully upstages Moore during her musical number, and this is obviously enough to create an animosity between them. It is funny, however, to see Guizar's groupies acting like the bobbysoxers pining over Sinatra around the exact same time. Finally, Rodriguez does get a hysterical come-uppance, one of the few truly funny moments in this otherwise forgettable musical farce.
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