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 ...
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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 »
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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
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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 »
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 »
Mexican SPITFIRE is actually the second film in the popular "B" comedy series starring Lupe Velez and Leon Errol (THE GIRL FROM Mexico was the first). This one takes over where the first one left off, with Carmelita (Lupe) and husband Denny (Donald Woods) returning from their honeymoon to be met by Woods' friendly uncle Matt (Leon Errol) and snooty aunt Della (Elisabeth Risdon). Aunt Della is still fuming her nephew married outside of society and brings along Denny's equal predatory ex-fiancée Elizabeth (Linda Hays), both determined to wreck this new marriage before it starts. Elizabeth gets Carmelita plastered with booze and then has her drop by Denny's office where he is meeting with an important client. Carmelita feigns being Denny's secretary as he meets with Lord Epling (also played by Leon Errol) of England about his advertising firm representing Lord Epling's line of liquor. While an inebriated Carmelita doesn't do so bad at the meeting, Denny is furious because he has invited Lord Epling to dine with them and now they are caught since he has met Carmelita as Denny's "secretary" (why this is just a big deal is beyond me, Carmelita is not blatantly intoxicated and shaming herself, couldn't Denny have just introduced her as his wife at the time just subbing in secretarial duties). Scheming aunt Della suggests Elizabeth pose as Denny's wife during the dinner and Carmelita and Uncle Matt have a plan of their own given Matt's remarkable resemblance to Lord Epling.
Lupe Velez is a delight as the English-fracturing Latin cutie whose moods swing like Tarzan on the vine, from loving to out for blood. Leon Errol is a good comic but the mishaps and repeated gags can make this movie seem longer than it's 67 minutes. Donald Woods is an appealing if generic romantic lead as Denny but the Aunt Della character is a little TOO bitchy and mean although Elisabeth Risdon does what she can with the character. It's a fun movie nevertheless with a Three Stoogesque slapstick finale.
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