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Escape to Paradise (1939)

An American tourist in South America finds love and unexpected trouble.

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writers:

Ian McLellan Hunter (story), Herbert Clyde Lewis (story) (as Herbert Lewis) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Bobby Breen ... Roberto Ramos
Kent Taylor ... Richard Fleming
Marla Shelton ... Juanita
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Alexander Komac
Joyce Compton ... Penelope Carter
Pedro de Cordoba ... Don Miguel
Rosina Galli Rosina Galli ... Brigida - the Dueña
Anna Demetrio ... Señora Ramos - Roberto's Mother
Francisco Marán Francisco Marán ... Perez
Carlos Villarías ... Gonzales
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Manuel - Taxi Driver
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An American tourist in South America finds love and unexpected trouble.

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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in Los Angeles Tuesday 7 February 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

Soundtracks

Tra-La-La
Music by Nilo Menendez
Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose
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An approval for a singular talent
3 July 2004 | by carson1812See all my reviews

I wonder if Rick realises what he's made possible here - and how many Archive users will hurry past 'ESCAPE TO PARADISE', unaware they're watching the fading moments of a genuine phenomenon.One more dumb movie ('JOHNNY DOUGHBOY')and that, by and large, would be it for child star Bobby Breen. In this fairly beat up copy - none of the Breen films left extant are less than raddled - the boy is on the brink of his first encounter with a razor, he's moved from cherub to gangly teenager and we can understand why he never made it past puberty yet the all too brief version of 'Jurame' remains high among the most meaningful love songs ever recorded. 30 plus Eddie Cantor shows from the mid 30's give a clearer view of what made this kid so unique and while 'ESCAPE' will be an unknown to the vast majority, it should be treated as a repositary of a rare talent in very much the same way as the junk featuring Elvis Presley is. With any luck, Rick has some of the others stashed away so prepare to ignore the plot and regard the talent. If any name from the 30's deserves to be back up in lights on some reputable label, this is most likely it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuga in paradiso See more »

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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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