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Redhead from Manhattan (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 6 May 1943 (USA)
Lupe Vélez plays a dual role, twin sisters Rita and Elaine. After escaping a torpedoed ship, Rita shows up in Manhattan, where she takes the place of her Broadway-star twin sister Elaine, ... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Joseph Hoffman (screenplay), Rex Taylor (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lupe Velez ... Rita Manners / Elaine Manners
Michael Duane ... Jimmy Randall
Tim Ryan ... Mike Glendon
Gerald Mohr ... Chick Andrews
Lillian Yarbo ... Polly
Arthur Loft ... Sig Hammersmith
Lewis Wilson ... Paul
Douglas Leavitt ... Joe
Clancy Cooper ... Policeman
Johnny Mitchell ... Marty Britt (as Douglass Drake)
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Lupe Vélez plays a dual role, twin sisters Rita and Elaine. After escaping a torpedoed ship, Rita shows up in Manhattan, where she takes the place of her Broadway-star twin sister Elaine, that's having problems with her marriage and needs to make a getaway. Neither Elaine's husband or Rita's saxophone-player boyfriend are aware of the switch.

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Song and Dance...Swing and Romance...To Knock You For a LUPE!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El torbellino femenino See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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If you like Lupe ...
9 January 2012 | by wmschoellSee all my reviews

Lupe Velez fans will enjoy this minor musical in which the gal plays two roles, a recent arrival to New York named Rita, and her lookalike cousin, Maria, who is a Broadway musical star calling herself Elaine. The cousin has hidden the fact that she's married and pregnant from the producer, so Rita takes over her role while Maria goes off to have the baby. Things get amusingly complicated when the husband shows up without knowing the switch, not to mention two other guys who are interested in either Rita or Maria. Lewis Wilson, the first actor to play Batman, is in the cast, as is Gerald Mohr. Co-star Michael Duane is easily out-acted and out-personality-ed by Velez, who sings not too badly, dances well, and seems to be having a lot of fun. If you enjoy the Mexican Spitfire films you may get a minor bang out of this.


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