In Caliente (1935)

84-85 or 90 mins | Romantic comedy, Musical | 25 May 1935

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Producer:

Edward Chodorov

Cinematographers:

George Barnes, Sol Polito

Editor:

James Gibbon

Production Designer:

Robert Haas

Production Company:

First National Productions Corp.
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HISTORY

The film's working title was Caliente . Var notes that the film's songs were played over the radio prior to the film's opening as a merchandising ploy. NYT made special comment on one Busby Berkeley number in which a hotel patio was transformed into a bandit cave with blazing campfires, a rodeo and a mountain range in the background. According to studio notes, the costumes in "The Lady in Red" number were actually a shade of blue that looked red when photographed on black and white film. Scenes in the movie were filmed on location in Agua Caliente, Mexico. According to a modern source, Rita Cansino was in the cast of the ... More Less

The film's working title was Caliente . Var notes that the film's songs were played over the radio prior to the film's opening as a merchandising ploy. NYT made special comment on one Busby Berkeley number in which a hotel patio was transformed into a bandit cave with blazing campfires, a rodeo and a mountain range in the background. According to studio notes, the costumes in "The Lady in Red" number were actually a shade of blue that looked red when photographed on black and white film. Scenes in the movie were filmed on location in Agua Caliente, Mexico. According to a modern source, Rita Cansino was in the cast of the film. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
27 Dec 34
p. 5.
Daily Variety
1 Apr 35
p. 4.
Daily Variety
5 Jul 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
27 Jun 35
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Jul 35
p. 4.
Motion Picture Daily
28 Jun 35
p. 11
Motion Picture Herald
2 Feb 35
p. 49.
Motion Picture Herald
6 Jul 35
p. 74.
New York Times
27 Jun 35
p. 16.
Variety
3 Jul 35
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Story and adpt
Story and adpt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Orch arr
DANCE
Numbers created and dir by
SOURCES
SONGS
"The Lady in Red," "In Caliente" and "To Call You My Own," music and lyrics by Mort Dixon and Allie Wrubel
"Muchacha," music and lyrics by Al Dubin and Harry Warren.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Caliente
Release Date:
25 May 1935
Production Date:
27 December 1934--30 March 1935
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
25 August 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5738
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
84-85 or 90
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
PCA No:
729
SYNOPSIS

Larry MacArthur, the editor and publisher of a New York magazine, has become engaged to gold-digging Clara. To save him from his approaching marriage, his partner, Harold Brandon, brings him secretly to Agua Caliente in Mexico for a vacation. Larry is determined to return to Clara and New York until he spots attractive Rita Gomez. Not knowing that she is dancer La Espanita, the recipient of one of Larry's bad reviews, Harold hires Rita to help him keep Larry in Mexico. At first she is insulted that Harold would imagine she is for sale, but when she learns who Larry is, she plans to make him fall in love with her as revenge. As Rita and Larry get acquainted, however, they both fall in love. Rita offers to dance for free and, just before her performance, hands Larry a copy of his review. When he realizes what happened, Larry apologizes, swearing that she is the only woman he ever loved. Just as they are about to kiss, Clara, who has followed Larry to Mexico, walks through the door. Misunderstanding, Rita leaves. Larry pursues Rita while Clara and Harold follow in another car. Clara, learning of Harold's wealth, takes advantage of their arrest by the police and marries him, clearing the way for the marriage of Rita and ... +


Larry MacArthur, the editor and publisher of a New York magazine, has become engaged to gold-digging Clara. To save him from his approaching marriage, his partner, Harold Brandon, brings him secretly to Agua Caliente in Mexico for a vacation. Larry is determined to return to Clara and New York until he spots attractive Rita Gomez. Not knowing that she is dancer La Espanita, the recipient of one of Larry's bad reviews, Harold hires Rita to help him keep Larry in Mexico. At first she is insulted that Harold would imagine she is for sale, but when she learns who Larry is, she plans to make him fall in love with her as revenge. As Rita and Larry get acquainted, however, they both fall in love. Rita offers to dance for free and, just before her performance, hands Larry a copy of his review. When he realizes what happened, Larry apologizes, swearing that she is the only woman he ever loved. Just as they are about to kiss, Clara, who has followed Larry to Mexico, walks through the door. Misunderstanding, Rita leaves. Larry pursues Rita while Clara and Harold follow in another car. Clara, learning of Harold's wealth, takes advantage of their arrest by the police and marries him, clearing the way for the marriage of Rita and Larry. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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