Weekend In Havana

  • 1941
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

One of many lavish south-of-the-border musicals, this pre-Castro tomfoolery features Alice Faye as Macy's salesgirl Nan Spencer, who scrimps and saves for a Caribbean cruise only to have her ship run aground. Refusing to sign a waiver of responsibility document from the shipping company's attorneys, she is given an expense-paid tour of the title city, with...read more

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One of many lavish south-of-the-border musicals, this pre-Castro tomfoolery features Alice Faye as Macy's salesgirl Nan Spencer, who scrimps and saves for a Caribbean cruise only to have her ship run aground. Refusing to sign a waiver of responsibility document from the shipping

company's attorneys, she is given an expense-paid tour of the title city, with shipping-line official Jay Williams (John Payne) as her guide, although he would rather be in New York getting married to his long-time fiancee (Cobina Wright, Jr.). Jay grudgingly shepherds Nan through the local

hotspots, where they meet gambler Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero) and his entertainer girl friend, Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda). Monte makes a play for Nan, believing her to be an heiress, but after the usual romantic intrigues it's Jay who discovers that Nan is the girl of his dreams. Censors

apparently overlooked a production number in which a male dancer can be seen fondling the breast of a chorine, much to the latter's consternation. The songs include Faye (who was pregnant during filming) and Romero dueting on "Romance and Rhumba" (Mack Gordon, James V. Monaco) and "Tropical Magic"

(Gordon, Harry Warren). Other songs: "The Man with the Lollipop Song," "The Nango," "A Weekend in Havana," "When I Love, I Love" (Gordon, Warren), "Maria Inez" (L. Wolfe Gilbert, Eliseo Grenet), "Rebola a Bola" (Oliviera, Almaro).

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