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Honeymoon (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 17 May 1947 (USA)
A prospective bride and groom have misadventures in Mexico City.

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Barbara Olmstead
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David Flanner
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Corporal Phil Vaughn
Lina Romay ...
Raquel Mendoza
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Consul Prescott
Corinna Mura ...
Senora Mendoza
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Congressman Crenshaw
Julio Villarreal ...
Senor Gaspar Mendoza
Manuel Arvide ...
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José Goula ...
Dr. Diego (as Jose R. Goula)
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Pretty but scatterbrained Barbara Olmstead arrives in Mexico City to marry her soldier fiance, learns he's been delayed, and runs off to find a place to stay. Meanwhile, fiance Phil arrives after all, just misses Barbara, and goes off in quest of her. As further complications ensue, American consul David Flanner (who has an impatient fiancee of his own) is caught in the middle and driven nearly frantic... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Racy Tale of ROMANCE!

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Amor de Duas Vidas  »

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I Love Geraniums
Written by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Performed by Mário Santos and Shirley Temple
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Not good...and quite forced.
15 July 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Honeymoon" is a bad film. It's not terrible, but it is bad--mostly because the humor is very forced and the film seldom entertaining. More bluntly put, it tries way too hard to be kooky.

The film begins with an annoying young lady (Shirley Temple) coming to Mexico to marry a serviceman. However, through a long series of unbelievable and annoying situations (mostly caused by her), instead of the marriage coming off successfully, the diplomat who tries to help her (Franchot Tone) ends up getting in very hot water with everyone--particularly his fiancée who THINKS he's making time with this other woman.

The film is bad--mostly because the studio didn't seem to know what to do with Temple. While she possessed great talent, here they made her character really annoying and shrill--so much so that America's Sweetheart is now an annoying lady who seems to behave like a 14 year-old suffering through her first crush. She is supposed to be a woman...but rarely seems anything like one.


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