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Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 November 1940 (USA)
With husband Dennis preoccupied with a business deal, Carmelita decides to teach him a lesson by running off to Reno and filing for divorce.

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Charles E. Roberts (screenplay), Charles E. Roberts (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lupe Velez ... Carmelita Lindsay
Leon Errol ... Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
Donald Woods ... Dennis 'Denny' Lindsay
Elisabeth Risdon ... Aunt Della Lindsay
Cecil Kellaway ... Mr. Chumley
Linda Hayes ... Elizabeth Price
Lydia Bilbrook Lydia Bilbrook ... Lady Ada Epping
Charles Coleman ... Ponsby
Charles Quigley ... Mr. Roberts
Eddie Dunn Eddie Dunn ... Mr. Skinner
Grant Withers ... Withers
Tom Kennedy ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Dennis heads west to work on an important business deal minus the Mexican Spitfire, Carmelita. His hot-tempered spouse decides to surprise him, but ends up as the surprised one when she sees him with another woman. Instead of a second honeymoon, Carmelita begins divorce proceedings. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las trampas de Carmelita See more »

Filming Locations:

Reno Nevada, USA See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Altoona Monday 11 June 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10); it first aired in San Francisco Monday 2 July 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Philadelphia Tuesday 3 July 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Detroit Tuesday 21 August 1956 on WJBK (Channel 2), in New York City Thursday 13 September 1956 on WOR (Channel 9), in Columbus Sunday 21 October 1956 on WLW-C (Channel 4), in Cleveland Thursday 30 October 1956 on KYW (Channel 3), and in Pittsburgh Thursday 3 January 1957 on KDKA (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Taxi Driver: Well, here we are in Reno... This will just set you back six hundred and eighty five bucks.
Lord Epping: [confused by the slang term for dollars] Bucks? Bucks?
Taxi Driver: Yes, bucks.
Lord Epping: How much is that in Pounds?
Taxi Driver: I don't know. We don't charge by weight, we charge by the mile. And it's *still* 685 dollars!
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More Mexican than divorce
2 May 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In this Mexican Spitfire movie Lupe Velez is unhappy that her husband Donald Woods has his mind on business more than her. We're never sure exactly why Woods wants to land an account from Lord Epping or what the deal is all about. But that's not central to the proceedings.

Leon Errol is the indulgent Uncle Matt and Lord Epping and in the fast moving plot Uncle Errol has to pretend he's Lord Errol which causes all kinds of confusion. The whole cast winds up in Reno where Lupe because Woods has been preoccupied has gone to pretend to file for divorce. Things get fast and furious as they always do in the Mexican Spitfire movies.

I'm agreeing with the other reviewer in that Errol's dual role got more attention than Lupe. But that's not a bad thing for me.

Lupe's and Leon's fans will be pleased.


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