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Panama Flo (1932)

A New York chorus girl is coerced into keeping house for an oil man in South America to pay off a debt. Her boyfriend comes to get her but she finds out that he is only out for the oil man's money.

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Complete credited cast:
... Flo
... Babe Dillon
... Dan McTeague
Marjorie Peterson ... Pearl
... Sadie
... Al
Reina Velez ... Chacra
Hans Joby ... River Pilot
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A New York chorus girl is coerced into keeping house for an oil man in South America to pay off a debt. Her boyfriend comes to get her but she finds out that he is only out for the oil man's money.

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29 January 1932 (USA)  »

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A print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

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Sadie: See that man standing over there? He's got a roll that would choke a walrus!
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Opening credits are shown on a rotating drum, which slowly rotates upwards. See more »

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Remade as Panama Lady (1939) See more »

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Some of These Days
(1910) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Shelton Brooks
Sung a cappella by Helen Twelvetrees with modified lyrics
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Forgotten, hardboiled fun
5 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Panama Flo" is a hardboiled soap opera of a kind they don't make anymore but that was popular back in the twenties and thirties. It's the sort of story that pulp magazines used to publish month after month, with a resourceful but temporarily helpless blonde (in this case the nearly forgotten but topnotch Helen Twelvetrees)trapped in a jungle at the mercy of a tough guy (the really rough tough Charles Bickford) who's almost, but not quite, a dangerous sociopath. This picture is melodramatic fun all the way through, with some snappy dialog ("A Mickey Finn--and make it stick!"), a sleazy saloon, a big biplane, good acting and camera work, and a twisty ending.

Fans of Harlow and Gable in "Red Dust" won't be disappointed in "Panama Flo." Turner Classic Movies deserves credit for bringing it back.


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