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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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Cast

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 - the Butler
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

Uncle Matt Lindsay: The bloom is off the peach.
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Connections

Followed by Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung at the Bachelor Party
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She's A Hot Tamale!!
12 January 2000 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

Lupe Velez in the first of the "Mexican Spitfire" series of movies. There would be about eight of them. She plays Carmelita Lindsay, new wife of Ad man Dennis Lindsay. They are fresh back from their honeymoon in this picture when Dennis' old flame Elizabeth (also the name of Carmelita's Chihuahua by the way...) decides she sees something new in Dennis and wants to get back together with him despite his marriage to Carmelita. Lupe is wonderful in this role as a frenetic, wise-cracking bundle of energy. She makes funny faces, is very expressive, has a wonderful smile and has her hands full dealing with Elizabeth ( Not the chihuahua, the OTHER dog...). Add into the mix, Lord Epping a much-bucks client of her husband Dennis, cases of mistaken identity and you have a great movie at a little over an hour... Lupe is absolutely cute! She curses to herself under her breath in Spanish, a little comic technique later "borrowed" by Senor Desi Arnaz who was probably still in Cuba when these films came out, waiting for his big break. This movie isnt on video and is not played that often, so catch it when and where you can, hokay? Hokay!


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