The Girl from Monterrey (1943)

58-60 mins | Comedy-drama | 4 October 1943

Director:

Wallace W. Fox

Writer:

Arthur Hoerl

Producer:

Jack Schwarz

Cinematographer:

Marcel Le Picard

Editor:

Robert Crandall

Production Designer:

F. Paul Sylos

Production Company:

PRC Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
9 Oct 1943.
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Daily Variety
17 Sep 43
pp. 3, 10
Film Daily
27 Sep 43
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
30 Jul 43
p. 20.
Hollywood Reporter
17 Sep 43
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
25 Sep 1943.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
28 Aug 43
p. 1509.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
25 Sep 43
p. 1554.
Variety
5 Jan 44
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Orig story
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dresser
Master of props
MUSIC
Mus dir
Mus supv
SOUND
Sd eng
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
SONGS
"Jive Brother Jive," "Last Night's All Over" and "Girl from Monterrey," music and lyrics by Louis Herscher.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 October 1943
Production Date:
late July 1943
Copyright Claimant:
PRC Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
19 October 1943
Copyright Number:
LP12330
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58-60
Length(in feet):
5,337
Country:
United States
PCA No:
9543
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Mexico, dancer/singer Lita Valdez is fired from the cantina where she performs after she refuses to entertain a male customer at his table. When her younger brother Alberto, whom Lita calls "Baby," arrives to tell her that he has quit college in the United States to become a professional fighter, Lita insists that he knock down her boss. Instead, Baby accidentally knocks out a customer, who happens to be a boxer. Fight promoter Doc Hogan is impressed with Baby's punch, and offers to represent him in New York City. There Lita is managing her brother's affairs while he is training when Hogan's other fighter, Jerry O'Leary, runs into her and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Baby then wins his first fight, and Lita watches all the fights to see the two men in her life, Baby and Jerry. One night at Perrone's nightclub, Baby meets Flossie Rankin, a singer, and falls in love. Jerry's manager, Al Johnson, arranges for Lita to sing with Flossie's band as a joke, but when she is a surprise hit with the audience, Perrone hires her and headlines her with Flossie. Baby, meanwhile, fights his way to the top of his rank, and despite Lita's protests, the boxing commission insists on matching Baby and Jerry in a fight. Al, hoping to make a bundle on a bet, spreads gossip that Baby is going to be the favorite, but plots with Flossie to interfere with Baby's training so that he loses the fight. One night after Baby comes home drunk, Lita confronts Flossie at her apartment. The women get into a furious fight, and Lita forces Flossie to ... +


In Mexico, dancer/singer Lita Valdez is fired from the cantina where she performs after she refuses to entertain a male customer at his table. When her younger brother Alberto, whom Lita calls "Baby," arrives to tell her that he has quit college in the United States to become a professional fighter, Lita insists that he knock down her boss. Instead, Baby accidentally knocks out a customer, who happens to be a boxer. Fight promoter Doc Hogan is impressed with Baby's punch, and offers to represent him in New York City. There Lita is managing her brother's affairs while he is training when Hogan's other fighter, Jerry O'Leary, runs into her and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Baby then wins his first fight, and Lita watches all the fights to see the two men in her life, Baby and Jerry. One night at Perrone's nightclub, Baby meets Flossie Rankin, a singer, and falls in love. Jerry's manager, Al Johnson, arranges for Lita to sing with Flossie's band as a joke, but when she is a surprise hit with the audience, Perrone hires her and headlines her with Flossie. Baby, meanwhile, fights his way to the top of his rank, and despite Lita's protests, the boxing commission insists on matching Baby and Jerry in a fight. Al, hoping to make a bundle on a bet, spreads gossip that Baby is going to be the favorite, but plots with Flossie to interfere with Baby's training so that he loses the fight. One night after Baby comes home drunk, Lita confronts Flossie at her apartment. The women get into a furious fight, and Lita forces Flossie to admit her scheme to Baby. Baby absolves Flossie but rejects Lita because of her continual interference. Lita then refuses to see Jerry because she believes he was in on the set-up. Although Flossie seems to be playing along with Al, she has genuinely fallen in love with Baby and helps him train because he hopes that Jerry will return to studying medicine if he loses. Although the fight is difficult, Baby wins and Al loses his bet. Estranged from both men in her life, Lita continues performing at Perrone's. After several months, Flossie comes to see her at the nightclub and assures Lita that Jerry was never involved in the set-up. A delighted Lita then reunites with both Jerry and Baby, who have enlisted in the U.S. Army and Mexican Army, respectively, and are waiting for her in the club. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Boxing, with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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