Mexicali Rose (1929)

Romance | 26 December 1929

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Ted Tetzlaff

Editor:

Leon Barsha

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 Jan 1930.
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Variety
29 Jan 1930
p. 60.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 December 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 January 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1018
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,126 ft.
Length(in feet):
5,735
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Happy Manning, an unrefined but likable owner of a saloon on the Mexican border, who loves Rose, a scheming and ruthless woman, spends most of his savings on the education of his younger brother, Bob, who believes he owns a gold mine. At a football game between Oregon and California, Bob introduces Happy to his young fiancée, with whom he plans to spend a honeymoon at Happy's "mine." Meanwhile, Happy suspects a secret liaison between Rose and Joe, the croupier, and when his suspicions are confirmed, he orders her out of town. She vows revenge. When, to his surprise, Bob turns up married to Rose, Happy pretends not to know her and deceives his brother into believing he is a miner. When Rose begins to scatter her affections, she is suddenly found dead, killed by Loco, a ... +


Happy Manning, an unrefined but likable owner of a saloon on the Mexican border, who loves Rose, a scheming and ruthless woman, spends most of his savings on the education of his younger brother, Bob, who believes he owns a gold mine. At a football game between Oregon and California, Bob introduces Happy to his young fiancée, with whom he plans to spend a honeymoon at Happy's "mine." Meanwhile, Happy suspects a secret liaison between Rose and Joe, the croupier, and when his suspicions are confirmed, he orders her out of town. She vows revenge. When, to his surprise, Bob turns up married to Rose, Happy pretends not to know her and deceives his brother into believing he is a miner. When Rose begins to scatter her affections, she is suddenly found dead, killed by Loco, a halfwit. +

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