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Girl from Havana (1940)

Woody Davis and are Tex Moore ambitious and enterprising friends who decide to become South American oil drillers in hope of becoming wealthy. Woody and Tex set up a site, but unfortunately... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Malcolm Stuart Boylan (additional dialogue), Karl Brown (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ... Woody Davis
Claire Carleton ... Havana
Victor Jory ... Tex Moore
Steffi Duna ... Chita
Gordon Jones ... Tubby Waters
Bradley Page ... Cort
Addison Richards ... Harrigan
Abner Biberman ... Captain Lazear
William Edmunds William Edmunds ... Ricco, the bartender
Trevor Bardette ... Drenov, the Russian
Jay Novello ... Manuel
Frank Lackteen ... Captured smuggler
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Woody Davis and are Tex Moore ambitious and enterprising friends who decide to become South American oil drillers in hope of becoming wealthy. Woody and Tex set up a site, but unfortunately, must spend their time fending off attacks from the rebellious locals. Their friendship is also threatened by the beautiful Havana who comes between them. Written by Robert

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SHE'D RATHER GET HIM SHOOTING STRAIGHT...but she'd get him! (original print ad - many caps)

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Drama

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Referenced in Arena: The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982) See more »

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Terrace Rhumba
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Music by Cy Feuer
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What Was Her Name Anyway?
15 June 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Dennis O'Keefe and Victor Jory are a couple of oilmen working a field somewhere south of the border. O'Keefe sets off a charge to start the well he's in charge of flowing; it starts Jory's well, which earns him a big bonus. While they're in town celebrating, singer Claire Carleton spots the bankroll and gets her hands on it, but she returns O'Keefe watch.

However, when O'Keefe gets in a brawl, one of his pals gets killed. O'Keefe's fired and blacklisted. He takes a job running guns.

This Republic picture starts out like one of those two-oilman-and-a-shady-lady movies that was a staple of the movies, but it soon bites its own tail and starts heading off in different directions. Director Lew Landers doesn't break much new ground, but working off a good script by Malcolm Boylan and Karl Brown, he gets some nice performances out of his leads and supports, including Jay Novello and Steffi Dunn.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dançarina de Havana See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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