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Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 17 July 1943 (USA)
Dennis mistakenly believes Carmelita is going to have a baby. Little does he know that the blessed event is her cat's new kittens.

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

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

Cast overview:
Lupe Velez ... Carmelita Lindsay
Leon Errol ... Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
Walter Reed ... Dennis Lindsay
Elisabeth Risdon ... Aunt Della Lindsay
Lydia Bilbrook Lydia Bilbrook ... Lady Ada Epping
Hugh Beaumont ... George Sharpe
Aileen Carlyle Aileen Carlyle ... Mrs. Pettibone
Alan Carney ... Navajo Room Bartender
Marietta Canty ... Verbena (Carmelita's Maid)
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Dennis mistakenly believes Carmelita is going to have a baby. Little does he know that the blessed event is her cat's new kittens.

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Funny Enough To Make A Stork Squawk!

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escândalo Familiar See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Friday 31 August 1956 on WOR (Channel 9); it first aired in Los Angeles Saturday 10 November 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9). See more »

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Follows Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942) See more »

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Last order from the 'Spitfire' grill
3 October 2006 | by vandino1See all my reviews

These Mexican Spitfire films are something else. Almost always the same plot and antics, but so lively that they breeze by. This series is the epitome of frantic farce. Leon Errol bounds from Uncle Matt, the sensible American, to Lord Epping, the befuddled Englishman, and brings things to a froth by consistently having Uncle Matt do impersonations of Epping. Much sputtering confusion, innuendos, door-slamming, and racing around ensues. But Errol is so effortlessly charming and game that it all goes down smoothly, no matter how high-pitched the antics get. And Errol is matched with the Spitfire herself, Lupe Velez. Sadly, this is her last Hollywood film. Her famous suicide followed at the end of the following year. It was thought she was washed up in Hollywood, but it's doubtful such a firecracker personality could have stayed unlit for long. She might have exploded on television in the fifties, if anything. But she left behind a lot of personality on screen for viewers to marvel at. She and Errol are unsung as one of the finest comedy teams in Hollywood history. The Mexican Spitfire films are worthless without their timing, talent, and inter-action. 'Blessed Event' concerns the confusion over Carmelita (Lupe) having a baby and how its existence, or non-existence, influences Lord Epping's signature on a contract for Carmelita's husband. Hugh Beaumont is competing for Epping's signature and he's well aware that the whole baby thing is a crock. But Epping goes to Arizona to find out, with Beaumont following. Inevitably, it's up to Uncle Matt to do his Epping impersonation again to save the day. Beaumont is okay, but the other cast members are wallpaper. Errol and Velez are a vortex of energy, leaving nothing to anyone else. There is one minor note: Alan Carney and Wally Brown have separate bit parts (Carney as bartender, Brown as desk clerk) but soon after in the same year would start their comedy team antics as RKO's answer to Abbott & Costello.


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