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Latin Lovers (1953)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 28 August 1953 (USA)
Nora Taylor has $37,000,00 but thinks every man she meets prefers her bankbook figure to her own, and that include her current fiancé, Paul Chevron, who has $48,000,000 of his own. Paul ... See full summary »

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Nora Taylor
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Roberto Santos
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Paul Chevron
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Grandfather Eduardo Santos
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Anne Kellwood
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Dr. Lionel Y. Newman
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Analyst
Joaquin Garay ...
Zeca
Archer MacDonald ...
Howard G. Hubbell
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Mrs. Lionel Y. Newman
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Mr. Cumberly
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Christina
The Modernaires ...
Themselves
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Rufina (scenes deleted)
Natividad Vacío ...
Vacuum Cleaner Man (scenes deleted)
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Nora Taylor has $37,000,00 but thinks every man she meets prefers her bankbook figure to her own, and that include her current fiancé, Paul Chevron, who has $48,000,000 of his own. Paul goes to Brazil to play some polo, and Nora follows along. There, she meets and falls for Roberto Santos, whom she thinks has no money, who is really overjoyed when he discovers she has a lot of money. This depresses her somewhat. But, this being a big-budget MGM film, which means that the two top-billed characters have to end up together, winds up with Metro-plot-218 that says Roberto has a few potatoes (or bananas) of his own and is just pleased to find out she isn't a gold digger after his money. The rich get richer and the poor need not apply. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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That "Bad and Beautiful" girl in a de luxe musical of romantic Rio! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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28 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lune de miel au Brésil  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fernando Lamas was originally cast in the role that Ricardo Montalban played. Lamas and Lana Turner were lovers and when they broke up, she insisted he be replaced. See more »

Quotes

Paul Chevron: [sees the horse] Exactly what I had in mind.
Nora Taylor: [looks at the rider Roberto, played by Ricardo Montalban] Yes... yes indeed!
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Connections

Featured in Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Come to My Arms
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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29 April 2003 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

This is highly entertaining fluff. Lana Turner looks lovely, so it is probably carping to comment on her limited acting ability. Ricardo Montalban is suitably macho. The film is saved for me by the other actors with John Lund showing a deft comic touch and making his character more than one dimensional, which it surely would have been had the earlier choice, Michael Wilding played the role. Louis Calhern steals most of his scenes as Montalban's grandfather - the fact that he was only 25 years older apparently bothered no one. There are some nice touches in the writing and the costumes and cinematography are beautiful. All in all there is plenty to enjoy.


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