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Latin Lovers (1953)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 28 August 1953 (USA)
Nora Taylor has $37,000,00 but thinks every man she meets prefers her bankbook figure to her own, and that include her current fiancé, Paul Chevron, who has $48,000,000 of his own. Paul ... See full summary »

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Mervyn LeRoy

Writer:

Isobel Lennart
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lana Turner ... Nora Taylor
Ricardo Montalban ... Roberto Santos
John Lund ... Paul Chevron
Louis Calhern ... Grandfather Eduardo Santos
Jean Hagen ... Anne Kellwood
Eduard Franz ... Dr. Lionel Y. Newman
Beulah Bondi ... Analyst
Joaquin Garay Joaquin Garay ... Zeca
Archer MacDonald Archer MacDonald ... Howard G. Hubbell
Dorothy Neumann ... Mrs. Lionel Y. Newman
Robert Burton ... Mr. Cumberly
Rita Moreno ... Christina
The Modernaires The Modernaires ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Queenie Leonard ... Rufina (scenes deleted)
Natividad Vacío Natividad Vacío ... Vacuum Cleaner Man (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Nora Taylor has $37,000,00 but thinks every man she meets prefers her bankbook figure to her own, and that include her current fiancé, Paul Chevron, who has $48,000,000 of his own. Paul goes to Brazil to play some polo, and Nora follows along. There, she meets and falls for Roberto Santos, whom she thinks has no money, who is really overjoyed when he discovers she has a lot of money. This depresses her somewhat. But, this being a big-budget MGM film, which means that the two top-billed characters have to end up together, winds up with Metro-plot-218 that says Roberto has a few potatoes (or bananas) of his own and is just pleased to find out she isn't a gold digger after his money. The rich get richer and the poor need not apply. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TORRID! THRILL! TEASE! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lune de miel au Brésil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fernando Lamas was originally cast in the role that Ricardo Montalban played. Lamas and Lana Turner were lovers and when they broke up, she insisted he be replaced. See more »

Quotes

Roberto Santos: I took one look at you and knew I had to kiss you.
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Featured in Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002) See more »

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A Little More of Your Amour
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by 'Carlos Julio Ramírez'
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29 April 2003 | by s.knowlesSee all my reviews

This is highly entertaining fluff. Lana Turner looks lovely, so it is probably carping to comment on her limited acting ability. Ricardo Montalban is suitably macho. The film is saved for me by the other actors with John Lund showing a deft comic touch and making his character more than one dimensional, which it surely would have been had the earlier choice, Michael Wilding played the role. Louis Calhern steals most of his scenes as Montalban's grandfather - the fact that he was only 25 years older apparently bothered no one. There are some nice touches in the writing and the costumes and cinematography are beautiful. All in all there is plenty to enjoy.


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