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Estelita Rodriguez, Republic Pictures' own Latin Bombshell, is back in Tropical Heat Wave. Once again, Rodriguez, playing herself, is a new arrival from Cuba who sets the U.S. on its ear with her unbounded enthusiasm. Taking a singing job at her uncle's Manhattan nightclub, Rodriguez is threatened with abduction or worse by mobster Norman James (Grant Withers) unless he is allowed to gain control of the nitery. Professorial criminologist Stratford Carver (Robert Hutton) comes to the heroine's rescue by posing as a hard-bitten hoodlum (though in fact he seems a lot less frightening than Rodriguez!) Like the concurrently produced Judy Canova musicals, Tropical Heat Wave consists of several rambunctious musical numbers, a kidding-on-the-square romance, and a slapstick finale. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Robert Hutton
as Stratford Carver
Grant Withers
as Norman James
Kristine Miller
as Sylvia Enwright
Edwin Max
as Moore
Lou Lubin
as Frost
Martin Garralaga
as Ignacio Ortega
Lennie Bremen
as Stoner
Jack Kruschen
as Stickey Langley

Crew

R. G. Springsteen
Director
Arthur Horman
Screenwriter
John MacBurnie
Cinematographer
Arthur Horman
Songwriter
Stanley Wilson
Composer (Music Score)
John McCarthy
Set Designer
Adele Palmer
Costume Designer
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