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Mexican Spitfire

Mexican Spitfire(1940)

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This picture, inspired by the success of RKO's The Girl from Mexico, was the first in the Mexican Spitfire series. Including The Girl from Mexico, Lupe Velez starred as "Carmelita" and Leon Errol as "Uncle Matt" in eight Mexican Spitfire films for RKO, from 1939-1943. In addition to his role as "Uncle Matt", Errol also impersonated a member of British nobility in these films. The last film in the series was 1943 film Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event. For additional information about the series, consult the Series Index. A Hollywood Reporter production chart lists Ward Bond in the cast, but his participation in the final film has not been confirmed. Modern sources add Lester Dorr to the cast.