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Mexican Spitfire (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 12 January 1940 (USA)
Newlyweds Dennis and Carmelita have several obstacles to deal with in their new marriage: Carmelita's fiery Latin temper, a meddling aunt and a conniving ex-fiancee who's determined to ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Joseph Fields (story and screenplay) (as Joseph A. Fields), Charles E. Roberts (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Lupe Velez ... Carmelita Lindsay
Leon Errol ... Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
Donald Woods ... Dennis Lindsay
Linda Hayes ... Elizabeth Price
Elisabeth Risdon ... Aunt Della Lindsay
Cecil Kellaway ... Mr. Chumley
Charles Coleman ... Bosby
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Newlyweds Dennis and Carmelita have several obstacles to deal with in their new marriage: Carmelita's fiery Latin temper, a meddling aunt and a conniving ex-fiancee who's determined to break up their marriage. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Viva! viva! velez!

Genres:

Comedy

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Trivia

This was actually the second film in the series, following "The Girl from Mexico" (1939). It became the most famous title in the series and subsequent entries were regarded as the "Mexican Spitfire" series. "The Mexican Spitfire" also became a nickname for Lupe Valez. See more »

Goofs

During the food fight, one of the guests standing behind Carmelita starts to throw a cupcake, and accidentally hits a blonde standing next to him. In the next shot, a wide shot of the room, both are seen throwing food at other guests. But in the next shot the blonde reacts to the cupcake and takes revenge on the man. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Della Lindsay: When I think of Dennis jilting a lovely girl like Elizabeth to marry that little Mexican wildcat, I can hardly contain myself.
Uncle Matt Lindsay: Well, do the best you can, Sweetie Pie.
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Connections

Followed by Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung at the Bachelor Party
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A contrived and predictable plot detracts from Leon Errol's well-acted double role.
18 March 1999 | by Art-22See all my reviews

Leon Errol handles his double role of Uncle Matt Lindsay and Lord Basil Epping superbly, but I have trouble liking the "Mexican Spitfire" Series because they all are contrived to produce mistaken identities, and these are telegraphed way in advance. Errol is funny as the stuffy Lord Epping, but I would have preferred a lot more wit and much less repetition.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dårfinkar ä' vi allihop See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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