The Girl from Mexico

The Girl from Mexico is a 1939 American comedy film directed by Leslie Goodwins and written by Lionel Houser and Joseph Fields. The film stars Lupe Vélez, who plays a hot-headed, fast-talking Mexican singer taken to New York for a radio gig, who decides she wants the ad agency man for herself.

The Girl from Mexico
Directed byLeslie Goodwins
Produced byRobert Sisk
Written byLionel Houser
Joseph Fields
StarringLupe Vélez
Donald Woods
Leon Errol
Linda Hayes
Donald MacBride
Edward Raquello
Music byAlbert Hay Malotte
Harry Tierney
Roy Webb
CinematographyJack MacKenzie
Edited byDesmond Marquette
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • June 2, 1939 (1939-06-02)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States

This low-budget film's unexpected box-office success resulted in a sequel, Mexican Spitfire, and eventually a film series of seven films all together. All eight were directed by Goodwins, used venerable comedian Leon Errol as a comic foil, and showcased Vélez's comic persona, indulging in broken-English malapropisms, troublemaking ideas, sudden fits of temper, occasional songs, and bursts of Spanish invective. The film was released June 2, 1939, by RKO Radio Pictures.[1][2]



  1. "The Girl from Mexico (1939) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  2. Nugent, Frank S. "The-Girl-from-Mexico - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-06-12.
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