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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 »

Director:

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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That "Bad and Beautiful" girl in a de luxe musical of romantic Rio! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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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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This film typifies the sort of sudsy, escapist fare Lana Turner specialized in as one of M-G-M's most reliable box office stars. In it, she plays an up-by-her-bootstraps millionairess who finds herself in the enviable position of being romanced by two men at once. Along the way, she gets to wear designer gowns, diamond jewelry, a mink coat or two and several pairs of her trademark ultra-high high-heels. See more »

Quotes

Paul Chevron: [sees the horse] Exactly what I had in mind.
Nora Taylor: [looks at the rider Roberto, played by Ricardo Montalban] Yes... yes indeed!
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Featured in Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002) See more »

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It should have made a strong case for Ricardo Montalban as a matinée idol: he smolders and smolders!
6 November 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Shallow time-filler, directed by the estimable Mervyn LeRoy (who must have been a bit embarrassed), this picture-postcard travelogue-cum-romance should have put Ricardo Montalban on the map as a huge matinée idol. Montalban never quite broke the ethnic barrier to become a Valentino-type player in Hollywood, and filmdom certainly missed a prime opportunity. Montalban swaggers and struts and exudes mucho charisma as a horse rancher in Brazil who falls for vacationing heiress Lana Turner. Semi-musical piece of Hollywood factory gloss entertains in its fashion, but you'll be ashamed of yourself in the morning. Turner is so aloof that even Ricardo fails to melt her icy exterior, but the South American flavor is amusingly captured and the picture looks good enough to eat. ** from ****


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