The Girl from Mexico
|The Girl from Mexico|
|Directed by||Leslie Goodwins|
|Produced by||Robert Sisk|
|Written by||Lionel Houser
|Music by||Albert Hay Malotte
|Edited by||Desmond Marquette|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
The Girl from Mexico is a 1939 American comedy film directed by Leslie Goodwins and written by Lionel Houser and Joseph Fields. The film stars Lupe Vélez, who plays a hot-headed, fast-talking Mexican singer taken to New York for a radio gig, who decides she wants the ad agency man for herself.
This low-budget film's unexpected box-office success resulted in a sequel, Mexican Spitfire, and eventually a film series of seven films all together. All eight were directed by Goodwins, used venerable comedian Leon Errol as a comic foil, and showcased Vélez's comic persona, indulging in broken-English malapropisms, troublemaking ideas, sudden fits of temper, occasional songs, and bursts of Spanish invective. The film was released June 2, 1939, by RKO Radio Pictures.
- Lupe Vélez as Carmelita Fuentes
- Donald Woods as Dennis 'Denny' Lindsay
- Leon Errol as Uncle Matthew 'Matt' Lindsay
- Linda Hayes as Elizabeth Price
- Donald MacBride as L. B. Renner
- Edward Raquello as Tony Romano
- Elisabeth Risdon as Aunt Della Lindsay
- Ward Bond as Mexican Pete, the Wrestler
- "The Girl from Mexico (1939) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
- Nugent, Frank S. "The-Girl-from-Mexico - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
- The Girl from Mexico at the American Film Institute Catalog
- The Girl from Mexico on IMDb
- Turner Classic Movies page
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