Embittered when prejudice cuts short his nascent law career, once-idealistic Johnny Ramirez leaves his home in Los Angeles and ends up in Mexico. He quickly becomes the invaluable second-in-command to Charlie Roark, the owner of a border-town casino. But Roark's wife falls hard for Johnny and goes to great lengths to make him hers, which sets in motion more perilous events.
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NOW HE'S A FUGITIVE FROM A FEMALE SCARFACE (Print Ad- Daily Kentucky New Era, ((Hopkinsville, Ky.)) 28 January 1935)
Did You Know?
In this film the Spanish folk song, La Cucaracha is sung during the fiesta in Johnny's home. There are various versions of this traditional song however the version sung in the film is the one used during the Mexican Revolution. The lyrics contain a subtle reference to the drug marijuana. This film was under the close scrutiny of the Hays Office which was enforcing the Motion Picture Production Code. If this agency had been aware of this, in all probability it would have banned or revised the song. See more
When Johnny Ramirez shortly after losing the case leaves his home and starts hitchhiking, you see a montage of calendar months indicating the passage of time. But the dates of the month do not correspond with the year 1934, which was the year of the trial as indicated by the court papers filed. Also, the sequence of calendar dates shown in the montage is out of order. They begin with August of 1936 and end with July 1936 as opposed to July 1937. See more
The only fun I get is feeding the goldfish, and they only eat once a day.
Version of They Drive by Night
Sweet Georgia Brown
Music by Maceo Pinkard
and Ben Bernie
Played when Roark is telling the story and as Johnny patrols the Silver Slipper See more