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|Girl from Havana|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lew Landers|
|Produced by||Robert North|
|Screenplay by||Malcolm Stuart Boylan|
|Music by||William Lava|
|Edited by||William Morgan|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
Girl from Havana is a 1940 American drama film directed by Lew Landers and written by Malcolm Stuart Boylan and Karl Brown. The film stars Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Carleton, Victor Jory, Steffi Duna, Gordon Jones and Bradley Page. The film was released on September 11, 1940, by Republic Pictures.
Woody and Tex, a pair of American oilmen working in South America, both fall for a beautiful young woman they simply call "Havana." The more prosperous suitor is Tex, who just earned a $2,500 bonus, but Havana is more smitten with Woody, who lands in jail after using Havana's loaded dice in a craps game.
Woody, fired from his job, is sprung by pal Tubby Waters, who is then killed by a man named Drenov in a fight. Woody avenges him by killing Drenov, whose job he is promptly offered as a gunrunner to Captain Lazear, a revolutionary.
Sensing that he is in grave danger, Havana ventures into the jungle to find Woody near a hidden storehouse of ammunition and explosives. There she encounters Lazear's jealous girlfriend, Chita, and pretends she and Woody are married. Tex arrives to help Woody fight off the revolutionaries, then is by their side again when Woody and Havana are actually wed.
- Dennis O'Keefe as Woody Davis
- Claire Carleton as Havana
- Victor Jory as Tex Moore
- Steffi Duna as Chita
- Gordon Jones as Tubby Waters
- Bradley Page as Cort
- Addison Richards as Harrigan
- Abner Biberman as Captain Lazear
- William Edmunds as Ricco
- Trevor Bardette as Drenov
- Jay Novello as Manuel
- Frank Lackteen as Captured smuggler
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