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Week-End in Havana

Week-End in Havana(1941)

Also Known As: Caribbean Cruise | Honeymoon in Havana |

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Brief Synopsis

A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.

Cast & Crew

Walter Lang Director
Alice Faye Nan Spencer
Carmen Miranda Rosita Rivas
John Payne Jay Williams
Cesar Romero Monte Blanca
Cobina Wright Jr. Terry McCracken
George Barbier Walter McCracken
Billy Gilbert Arbolado
Hal K. Dawson Mr. Marks
William Davidson Captain Moss

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Denver opening: 8 Oct 1941
Release Date:  1941 Production Date:  EB*; AFI
loaner #2155 +e 29 Apr 1993
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  80 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,461    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • Week-End in Havana (1941)

    Jay 2008-12-21

    Delightful musical comedy with a terrific cast. John Payne is excellent, Alice Faye is well cast and the supporting cast is superb, especially Carmen... MORE>

  • what fun!

    michael york 2006-10-08

    alice faye at her peak john payne at his hunkiest carmen miranda at her campiest a genuinely funny screenplay and all in technicolor MORE>