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The Girl From Mexico

1939 1h 11m Comedy List
75% Tomatometer 8 Reviews
Advertising executive Dennis Lindsay (Donald Woods) scores a coup by signing Mexican firebrand Carmelita Fuentes (Lupe Velez) to a radio contract. Once in New York City, Carmelita attends a wrestling match and yells herself hoarse. Fired from the radio program when she can't sing, a furious Carmelita blames wrestler Mexican Pete (Ward Bond), who then hires her to sing at his nightclub. There, Carmelita impresses the wealthy Tony Romano (Edward Raquello), making Dennis unexpectedly jealous. Read More Read Less

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Variety Staff Variety This Lupe Velez starrer, with a dandy cast, excellent direction and generally good production, will exceed its costs despite a mediocre story. Aug 27, 2020 Full Review Frank S. Nugent New York Times A shrill, spirited, senseless slapstick comedy, played at the catch-as-catch-can pace which Miss Velez prefers to set. Aug 27, 2020 Full Review SMH Staff Sydney Morning Herald In the title role, the vivacious and fiery Lupe Velez proves herself a delightful comedienne. Aug 27, 2020 Full Review P.S. Harrison Harrison's Reports The only thing that can be said for this comedy is that it moves along at a fairly fast pace. Aug 27, 2020 Full Review Jose Maria Santos Cine-Mundial The scenes are all hilarious. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 27, 2020 Full Review James T. Hamada The Nippu Jiji (Honolulu) The Girl From Mexico isn't an Important picture. It's just a fill-in attraction pending the arrival of better films, and yet it has its diverting moments. Aug 27, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Advertising executive Dennis Lindsay (Donald Woods) scores a coup by signing Mexican firebrand Carmelita Fuentes (Lupe Velez) to a radio contract. Once in New York City, Carmelita attends a wrestling match and yells herself hoarse. Fired from the radio program when she can't sing, a furious Carmelita blames wrestler Mexican Pete (Ward Bond), who then hires her to sing at his nightclub. There, Carmelita impresses the wealthy Tony Romano (Edward Raquello), making Dennis unexpectedly jealous.
Director
Leslie Goodwins
Producer
Robert Sisk
Screenwriter
Lionel Houser, Joseph Fields
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 14, 2007
Runtime
1h 11m