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Rumba (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 8 February 1935 (USA)
A bored society girl sets her sights on a dancer in a Broadway show.

Director:

Marion Gering

Writers:

Guy Endore (story), Howard J. Green (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Raft ... Joe Martin
Carole Lombard ... Diana Harrison
Lynne Overman ... Flash
Margo ... Carmelita
Gail Patrick ... Patsy Fletcher
Iris Adrian ... Goldie Allen
Monroe Owsley ... Hobart Fletcher
Jameson Thomas ... Jack Solanger
Soledad Jiménez ... Tia Maria
Paul Porcasi ... Carlos
Samuel S. Hinds ... Henry B. Harrison
Virginia Hammond ... Mrs. Harrison
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Storyline

A bored society girl sets her sights on a dancer in a Broadway show.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I teleftaia rumba See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 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

Diana Harrison: Thank you very much. It's so easy for a woman to make a fool of herself; I'm surprised I haven't done it before.
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Connections

Follows Bolero (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

The Magic of You
(uncredited)
Written by Ralph Rainger
Spanish Lyrics by François B. DeValdes
Copyright 1935 by Famous Music Corporation
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Uneventful and unimportant
24 October 2006 | by ROCKY-19See all my reviews

"Rumba" is George Raft's best Latino film and that's not saying much. He at least gets to play a New Yorker, albeit a New Yorker of Cuban descent hanging out in Havana because gangsters in the States are out to get him. That idea is actually more exciting than the events that play out.

Carole Lombard gets some strong closeups and looks lovely. She plays a bored socialite a little too well, never seeming to rise above ennui even when she's dancing. She gets some nice little bits of dialogue but mostly could have phoned this one in.

Because of his sensual Latin looks, Paramount seemed insistent on making Raft do the sensual Latin dances. Sure, he could dance the rumba OK, but it is nothing like the hot style of dancing that made him famous as the "fastest dancer in New York" back in the '20s. Only in the first dance number in "Rumba" do we get a very brief glimpse of this.

Overall, this is hardly an important film for anyone - but look fast: Ann Sheridan is among the mass of dancers.


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