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Lupe Velez in “The Mexican Spitfire” Series – Buy It! You Won’t Be Disappointed!

Amazon.com have “The Mexican Spitfire” series starring Lupe Velez and Leon Errol on sale for $44.99 plus FREE shipping. This is an EIGHT movie set, so for less than $6 per film, you have hours of laughs ahead of you.

“The Mexican Spitfire” series is great entertainment for the whole family.

Lupe Velez is “The Girl from Mexico” (1939), the first film that started the hilarious spin-off series. The hot-tempered Carmelita Fuentes, a south-of-the-border showgirl who sets her exquisite eyes on marrying an American publicity agent (Donald Woods). This diverting comic musical that launched a subsequent series for RKO co-stars Linda Hayes, Leon Errol. Errol plays a hilarious dual role in “Mexican Spitfire” (1940), which picks up the saga of Velez and Woods as newlyweds; “Mexican Spitfire Out West” (1940), finds Velez planning a surprise for her husband, but suddenly suspects he’s cheating on her; “Mexican Spitfire’s Baby” (1941) brings a 20-year-old orphan into the household; “Mexican Spitfire at Sea” (1942) mines laughs from the couple’s second honeymoon; “Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost” (1942), which makes for many spooky laughs; “Mexican Spitfire’s Elephant” (1942) turns on a wild jewel heist; and “Mexican Spitfire’s Blessed Event” (1943) makes for the purr-fect capper to the series. 9 1/4 hrs. total on four discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.


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A Mexican Spitfire Threesome…And A Little About Marion Martin.

Posted below: A wonderful photo of (l to r) Marion Martin, Leon Errol and Lupe Vélez, from the ever popular Mexican Spitfire series.

Marion Martin appeared in THREE of the films, one in 1941 (Mexican Spitfire’s Baby) and the other two in 1942 (Mexican Spitfire at Sea and Mexican Spitfire’s Elephant). She played different characters (Fifi and Diana) in two of the three installments.

Typically, her career followed the “dumb-blonde” and/or “loose woman” path, yet off screen she was an intelligent, relatively conservative, reserved lady. Though her Hollywood career (mostly B-films) ended in the early-fifties, she went on to happily marry and she threw herself into a variety of charitable causes.

Marion Martin died on August 13, 1985. She was 76 years old.

Marion Martin @ Find A Grave

           Above: Marion Martin and Leon Errol in a scene still for Mexican Spitfire’s Elephant (1942).


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