The Mexican Spitfire Collection
Lupe Velez is "The Girl From Mexico" (1939), the hot-tempered Carmelita Fuentes, a south-of-the-border showgirl who sets her exquisite eyes on marrying an American publicity agent (Donald Woods). This diverting comic musical that launched a subsequent series for RKO co-stars Linda Hayes, Leon Errol. Errol plays a hilarious dual role in "Mexican Spitfire" (1940), which picks up the saga of Velez and Woods as newlyweds; "Mexican Spitfire Out West" (1940), finds Velez planning a surprise for her husband, but suddenly suspects he's cheating on her; "Mexican Spitfire's Baby" (1941) brings a 20-year-old orphan into the household; "Mexican Spitfire At Sea" (1942) mines laughs from the couple's second honeymoon; "Mexican Spitfire Sees A Ghost" (1942), which makes for many spooky laughs; "Mexican Spitfire's Elephant" (1942) turns on a wild jewel heist; and "Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event" (1943) makes for the purr-fect capper to the series. 9 1/4 hrs. total on four discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
- Leslie Goodwins
- Black & White
- DVD-R Fullscreen
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Lupe Velez, Leon Errol, Donald Woods, Walter Reed, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, ZaSu Pitts, Linda Hayes, Donald MacBride, Fritz Feld, Minna Gombell, Florence Bates, Cecil Kellaway, Hugh Beaumont, Edward Raquello, Don Barclay, Aileen Carlyle, Marion Martin, Elisabeth Risdon, Lyle Talbot, Ward Bond, Luis Alberni, Lloyd Corrigan, Alan Carney, Lillian Randolph, Lydia Bilbrook... More