Escape to Paradise

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Escape to Paradise
Pedro de Cordoba in Escape to Paradise.jpg
Pedro de Cordoba in the film
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Produced by Barney Briskin (associate producer)
Written by Ian McLellan Hunter (story)
Herbert Clyde Lewis (story)
Weldon Melick (writer)
Starring See below
Music by Victor Young
Cinematography Charles Edgar Schoenbaum
Edited by Arthur Hilton
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release date
  • December 22, 1939 (1939-12-22)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Escape to Paradise is a 1939 American film directed by Erle C. Kenton.


Jaded playboy Richard Fleming travels to the South American nation of Rosarita. Through his motorcycle riding guide Roberto he discovers true love and a career as a Yerba mate exporter.



  • "Tra-La-La" (Music by Nilo Menendez, lyrics by Eddie Cherkose)
  • "Rhythm of the Rio" (Music by Nilo Menendez. Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose)

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