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One Night in the Tropics

Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
1940    82m    Passed
Comedy, Musical, Romance,
6.338%
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 fiancee, 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.
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Cast of One Night in the Tropics
  • Allan JonesJim Moore
  • Nancy KellyCynthia Merrick
  • Robert CummingsSteve Harper
  • Bud AbbottAbbott
  • Lou CostelloCostello
  • Mary BolandAunt Kitty Marblehead
  • William FrawleyRoscoe
  • Peggy MoranMickey Fitzgerald
  • Leo CarrilloEscobar
  • Don AlvaradoRodolfo
  • Nina OrlaNina
  • Richard CarleJames G. Moore
  • Eddie AcuffFirst S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited)
  • William AlstonOrchestra Leader (uncredited)
  • Brooks BenedictCroupier (uncredited)
  • Harry C. BradleyMr. Moore's Doctor (uncredited)
  • Tyler BrookeFirst Man Polled by Jim (uncredited)
  • Ralph BrooksNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Edgar DearingCop with Black Eye (uncredited)
  • Mina FarragutDancer in San Marcos (uncredited)
  • Vivien FayDancer (uncredited)
  • Charlie HallSecond S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited)
  • Kathleen HowardJudge McCracken (uncredited)
  • Kay LeslieNative Girl (uncredited)
  • Jerry MandyHot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
  • Francis McDonaldEscobar's Aide (uncredited)
  • Harold MillerNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Charles MurphyDrunk in Court (uncredited)
  • William H. O'BrienJoe, Club Roscoe Waiter (uncredited)
  • Barnett ParkerThompson, Steve's Butler (uncredited)
  • Sally PayneWoman with Second Man Polled by Jim (uncredited)
  • Frank PennyWaiter (uncredited)
  • Theodore RandDancer in San Marcos (uncredited)
  • Cyril RingClub Roscoe Maitre d' (uncredited)
  • Larry SteersApartment Desk Clerk (uncredited)
  • Denny SullivanCab Driver (uncredited)
  • Russell WadeNightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Katherine YorkeAmused woman (uncredited)

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