The Kid from Spain

The Kid from Spain is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Eddie Cantor, involving bullfighting. Songs were composed by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar. Noteworthy are the musical scenes, directed and choreographed by Busby Berkeley,[3] Cantor in blackface, and an appearance by the Goldwyn Girls (whose starlets this film include future stars Betty Grable, Paulette Goddard, Toby Wing, and Jane Wyman).

The Kid From Spain
Sidney Franklin on the film set
Directed byLeo McCarey
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
Written byWilliam Anthony McGuire
Harry Ruby
Bert Kalmar
StarringEddie Cantor
Lyda Roberti
Robert Young
Ruth Hall
Noah Beery, Sr.
CinematographyGregg Toland
Edited byStuart Heisler
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • November 17, 1932 (1932-11-17)
Running time
96 min.
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,621,000[1][2]



  1. "Which Cinema Films Have Earned the Most Money Since 1914?". The Argus. Melbourne. March 4, 1944. p. 3 Supplement: The Argus Weekend magazine. Retrieved August 6, 2012 via National Library of Australia.
  2. Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937–38 (1938), p. 942; accessed April 19, 2014.
  3. "The Kid from Spain". Retrieved July 23, 2015.

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