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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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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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Ven Aqui
Written by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Performed by Mário Santos, Shirley Temple and chorus
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Engaging trifle
16 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an engaging little trifle, the kind of innocuous fluff that was a staple of the studios during the Golden Age.

Shirley Temple's films as a young adult are a mixed lot at best but this one does show off her genuine gift for comedy, certainly not as well as her next film The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer would but she does handle her role here with a deft touch. Made when she was just eighteen it also shows that as a young girl she was quite a lovely lass.

Franchot Tone, that marvelous actor so often ill used by Hollywood, brings his exasperated charm to bear on his role of a put upon diplomat trying to help out Shirley and the young and impossibly handsome Guy Madison. Speaking of Guy, his role of the frustrated prospective groom doesn't really require much of him but earnest attractiveness and he fills that well.

All in all silly and light as a feather this confection breaks absolutely no new ground but does showcase its stars to pleasing advantage. What more can you ask from a slight entertainment like this.


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