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One Night in the Tropics (1940)

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82 min | Comedy, Music

Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia (Nancy Kelly...See moreJim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia (Nancy Kelly). The upcoming marriage is jeopardized by Steve's ex-girlfriend, Mickey (Peggy Moran), and Cynthia's disapproving Aunt Kitty. The policy is underwritten by a nightclub owner, Roscoe (William Frawley), who sends two enforcers - Abbott and Costello - to ensure that the wedding occurs as planned. Everyone involved in the situation winds up sailing or flying to San Marcos (a fictional South American country), where another complication arises, when Lucky falls for Cynthia. Lucky winds up marrying Cynthia, but Roscoe does not have to pay the $1-million because Steve ends up marrying Mickey. Written by Wikipedia See less
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Writers
Gertrude Purcell (screenplay) | Charles Grayson (screenplay) | Kathryn Scola (adaptation) | Francis Martin (adaptation) | Earl Derr Biggers (novel "Love Insurance")
Cinematographer
Joseph A. Valentine (as Joseph Valentine)
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Updated Oct 30, 1940

Release date
Nov 15, 1940 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Allan Jones
Jim Moore Jim Moore   See fewer
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Nancy Kelly
Cynthia Merrick Cynthia Merrick   See fewer
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Robert Cummings
Steve Harper Steve Harper   See fewer
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Bud Abbott
Abbott Abbott   See fewer
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Lou Costello
Costello Costello   See fewer
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Mary Boland
Aunt Kitty Marblehead Aunt Kitty Marblehead   See fewer
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Peggy Moran
Mickey Fitzgerald Mickey Fitzgerald   See fewer
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Leo Carrillo
Senor Escobar Senor Escobar   See fewer
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Don Alvarado
Rudolfo Rudolfo   See fewer
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Richard Carle
James G. Moore James G. Moore   See fewer
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The Theodores
San Marcos Dance Team San Marcos Dance Team   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
First S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited) First S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Alston
Orchestra Leader (uncredited) Orchestra Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
Croupier (uncredited) Croupier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry C. Bradley
Mr. Moore's Doctor (uncredited) Mr. Moore's Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tyler Brooke
First Man Polled by Jim (uncredited) First Man Polled by Jim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Cop with Black Eye (uncredited) Cop with Black Eye (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mina Farragut
Dancer in San Marcos (uncredited) Dancer in San Marcos (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vivien Fay
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlie Hall
Second S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited) Second S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathleen Howard
Judge McCracken (uncredited) Judge McCracken (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Leslie
Native Girl (uncredited) Native Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Mandy
Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited) Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis McDonald
Escobar's Aide (uncredited) Escobar's Aide (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Murphy
Drunk in Court (uncredited) Drunk in Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Joe, Club Roscoe Waiter (uncredited) Joe, Club Roscoe Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barnett Parker
Thompson, Steve's Butler (uncredited) Thompson, Steve's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sally Payne
Woman with Second Man Polled by Jim (uncredited) Woman with Second Man Polled by Jim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Penny
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theodore Rand
Dancer in San Marcos (uncredited) Dancer in San Marcos (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Club Roscoe Maitre d' (uncredited) Club Roscoe Maitre d' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Apartment Desk Clerk (uncredited) Apartment Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Denny Sullivan
Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Wade
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 1,435 votes