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The Girl from Mexico (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 2 June 1939 (USA)
In the first entry of an unintended-series that turned into a long-running series for RKO, Carmelita Fuentes is a fiery-Latin singer/dancer in Mexico City who has designs on Dennis Lindsay,... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Lionel Houser (story), Lionel Houser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lupe Velez ... Carmelita Fuentes
Donald Woods ... Dennis 'Denny' Lindsay
Leon Errol ... Uncle Matthew 'Matt' Lindsay
Linda Hayes ... Elizabeth Price
Donald MacBride ... L. B. Renner
Edward Raquello ... Tony Romano (as Eduardo Raquello)
Elisabeth Risdon ... Aunt Della Lindsay
Ward Bond ... Mexican Pete - the Wrestler
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Storyline

In the first entry of an unintended-series that turned into a long-running series for RKO, Carmelita Fuentes is a fiery-Latin singer/dancer in Mexico City who has designs on Dennis Lindsay, an American publicity agent, for unclear reasons, while Lindsay's shiftless uncle, Matthew Lindsay, aids and abets her every step of the way to the marriage altar. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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See the sights! Love-fights - "mike" fright! Don, the big "ad" man - and luscious Lupe, sizzling sagebrush senorita! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Cabelinho nas Ventas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Walt Disney cartoon characters Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse are mentioned. See more »

Quotes

Carmelita Fuentes: I think it over and you're right. I was a very bad girl!
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Connections

Followed by The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Negra Consentida (Black Allowed)
Written by Joaquín Pardavé
Played during the opening credits
Sung and danced to by Lupe Velez at the San Proximo hotel
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THE best "Mexican Spitfire" film!
10 August 2000 | by Norm-30See all my reviews

This film, without a doubt, is the best MS film! Lupe Velez is refreshing in this role, and even gets to do some musical numbers (ala' Carmen Meranda).

As the series went on, it was reduced to Lupe constantly screaming at her hubby, & Leon Errol lurching around in the (tiresome) "Lord Epping" routine (which often over-shadowed the series). A "Must See" !!! Norm


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