The Kid From Spain

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  • NR
  • 1932
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.5  (596)

The Kid From Spain is a 1932 American musical comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Starring Eddie Cantor, the movie is notable for its use of early Technicolor film technology. It features a number of catchy musical numbers and comical situations that often arise from misunderstandings and mistaken identity.

The film follows the story of Eddie Williams, an unassuming bellhop at a New York hotel who dreams of becoming a famous songwriter. When he accidentally hits a famous Spanish bullfighter in the head with his trumpet, he is mistaken for the bullfighter himself and is immediately swept into the limelight of Spanish royalty and high society. He meets the princess Isabella, played by Lyda Roberti, and falls in love with her. However, things start to take a turn for the worse when Eddie is revealed to be an imposter, and his true identity as a bellhop is discovered.

Eddie Cantor's performance is the highlight of the film, and his quick wit and comedic timing keep the audience engaged throughout the run time. The musical numbers are also worth noting, and the original song "An Earful of Music" was a popular hit at the time. The film also features a number of Spanish-inspired dance sequences, showcasing the impressive choreography and athleticism of the dancers.

One of the most impressive aspects of the film is its use of Technicolor technology. At the time, it was still a fairly new and experimental process, and the film's use of bright and bold colors is a testament to the filmmakers' technical skill. The finale of the film is a particularly impressive feat, with an elaborate dance number set against a giant painted backdrop of the Spanish countryside.

Overall, The Kid From Spain is a lighthearted and entertaining musical comedy that showcases the talents of Eddie Cantor and the innovative use of Technicolor. It is a great example of the kind of escapist entertainment that was popular during the early days of the film industry, and is still enjoyable to watch today.

The Kid From Spain is a 1932 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    6.5  (596)