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Let's Go Native (1930)

Dress designer Joan Wood, who's heavily in debt, has created costumes for a Broadway show that is exported to Argentina. With the money she wants to pay her debts, but there was a mistake: ... See full summary »

Director:

Leo McCarey

Writers:

Percy Heath (screenplay), George Marion Jr. (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Oakie ... Voltaire McGinnis
Jeanette MacDonald ... Joan Wood
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... King Jerry
James Hall ... Wally Wendell
William Austin ... Basil Pistol
Kay Francis ... Constance Cook
David Newell ... Chief Officer Williams
Charles Sellon ... Wallace Wendell Sr.
Eugene Pallette ... Deputy Sheriff 'Careful' Cuthbert
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Dress designer Joan Wood, who's heavily in debt, has created costumes for a Broadway show that is exported to Argentina. With the money she wants to pay her debts, but there was a mistake: she is receiving the money in Buenos Aires, not in New York. Her friend Wally Wendell, whose grandfather does not approve of his relationship with her, wants him to marry a girl he hasn't seen for some years named Constance Cook, whose grandfather is the owner of a ship traveling to Buenos Aires and Constance is one of the passengers. Wally's friend Basil has caused a freak accident with Voltair McGuines' cab, who wants his money for the damage. Basil asks Wally, but he has been disinherited and lost all credit by his grandfather, because he still wants Joan. Written by Anonymous

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Paramount's wild, merry, mad hilarious farce!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Naufrágio Amoroso See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

[Jerry had been the only man on an island populated by women.]
Jerry: It was one of the Virgin Islands, but it drifted.
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Soundtracks

Let's Go Native
Lyrics by George Marion Jr.
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Copyright 1930 by Famous Music Corp.
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Contender for the worst film ever made
6 April 2012 | by bbmtwistSee all my reviews

This film has one redeeming grace- Jeanette MacDonald - whose grace, charm and star quality shine through every scene she is in - she takes this seriously, a sign of a great star!

There are few films as awful as this one: execrable acting, direction, script, cinematography, sound,editing,special effects - this is the PITS!!!!!!

Jeanette is a trouper, tried and true. Like Liz Taylor in Butterfield 8, - "when you know you're in a turkey, give it the best you got, you might be recognized"

Even Kay Francis is AWFUL - Oakie is embarrassing.

There are 5 songs/musical numbers. Oakie has 3 and Jeanette has 2 - one a duet. All are forgettable.

Available prints are washed out and blurry- maybe there is a God after all.

For MacDonald fans only - she only made 28 - to think Paramount actually released this debacle - if there was ever a case for shelving, this is it!


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