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Panama Lady (1939)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 12 May 1939 (USA)
A weary dance-hall girl in a Panama saloon hooks up with a rough-and-tumble oil driller, who takes her to his oil-field in the jungle to show her what "real" life is like.

Director:

Jack Hively

Writers:

Michael Kanin (screen play), Garrett Fort (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Lucy
Allan Lane ... Dennis McTeague
Steffi Duna ... Cheema
Evelyn Brent ... Lenore
Donald Briggs ... Roy Harmon
Bernadene Hayes ... Pearl
Abner Biberman ... Elisha
William Pawley ... Bartender
Earle Hodgins ... Foreman
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A weary dance-hall girl in a Panama saloon hooks up with a rough-and-tumble oil driller, who takes her to his oil-field in the jungle to show her what "real" life is like.

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Plot Keywords:

panama | oil | jungle | american | stranded | See All (48) »

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An exciting story of romance...painted against the real....not story-book tropics! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Lucy: You know what I always say?
McTeague: No.
Lucy: That's right.
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Connections

Remake of Panama Flo (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Wishing (Will Make It So)
(1939) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Played in Joe's cafe before and after the flashback
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Unusual role for Lucille Ball as a down and out showgirl in Panama
23 August 2003 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Unusual role for Lucille Ball as a down and out showgirl in Panama whose no-good fiancé involves her in illegal nefarious deeds. She winds up abandoned and has to escape into the jungles of Ecuador with a dangerously roguish oil prospector (Allan Lane)who graciously allows her to "shack-up" with him in a very compromising manner, even though he has a sultry native "housekeeper" who attempts to do her in by poisoning. The boyfriend eventually shows up to "rescue" her in his plane but only intends to murder her at the behest of his gun smuggling friends. This film definitely holds the interest with Ball and Lane carrying it with their downbeat nearly noir characters and situation. Stick around till the end, as you will care whether these two appealing people can make a go of things or no.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Junglens Hemmelighed 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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