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Week-End in Havana (1941)

Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Karl Tunberg (original screenplay), Darrell Ware (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alice Faye ... Nan Spencer
Carmen Miranda ... Rosita Rivas
John Payne ... Jay Williams
Cesar Romero ... Monte Blanca
Cobina Wright ... Terry McCracken (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
George Barbier ... Walter McCracken
Sheldon Leonard ... Boris
Leonid Kinskey ... Rafael
Chris-Pin Martin ... Driver
Billy Gilbert ... Arbolado
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Mr. Marks
William B. Davidson ... Captain Moss (as William Davidson)
Maurice Cass Maurice Cass ... Tailor
Leona Roberts ... Passenger
Harry Hayden ... Passenger
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Storyline

A ship company employee, Jay Williams, is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer, a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas, and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca, who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancée, Terry McCracken, when a romance develops between Nan and Jay. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Gayest...Fastest...FOUR STAR MUSICAL OF 1941! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A La Habana me voy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chris-Pin Martin was billed ninth despite the fact that his role consisted of a thirty second wordless bit. The billing may be explained by Hollywood's new reliance on the Latin-American market with the outbreak of WWII. See more »

Quotes

Jay Williams: You Cubans are supposed to be experts at romance.
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Connections

Referenced in Mixed Blood (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Rebola a Bola (Embolada)
(uncredited)
Music by Aloysio de Oliveira and Nestor Amaral
Lyrics by Francisco EugĂȘnio Brant Horta
Sung in Portuguese by Carmen Miranda in a nightclub
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Thoroughly enjoyable escapist pre-World War II fare
25 September 2006 | by jzeltzer-dcSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this musical. Carmen Miranda and Ceasr Romero are especially charming and at the top of their game. The songs and dancing routines are first class, a little "Hermes Pan" influence. I am also a fan of John Payne. His understated and often over looked skills as an actor are on display as be brings a light touch to this enjoyable romp. I thought Alice Faye was wonderful but would like to have seen her do a couple of more musical numbers like she has done in her other projects. No one can introduce a song during the era of the 30s and 40s like Alice. The colors are big, bright and beautiful and makes for a wonderful watch. I may be old fashioned but this is a film i could watch with the grand children and laugh out loud with them.


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