Mexicali Rose (1929)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
Writers: Norman Houston,Gladys Lehman
Producers: Harry Cohn
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck as Mexicali Rose, Happy Manning, William Janney , Louis Natheaux
Release Date: 26 December 1929
Synopsis: A love triangle in a Mexican border saloon
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Barbara’s third film Mexicali Rose, (The Girl From Mexico in the UK) was hilariously bad.
The girl from Brooklyn played a wicked Spanish senorita, slinking around with her hands on her hips. This was her first bad girl role, and the first of many occasions when she met a sticky end. It was just 60 minutes long, and it has it’s curiosity value, but I would only recommend it to her most devoted fans.
As I have mentioned Barbara’s first film I thought that I would gradually go through them one by one, giving an honest review of each of them.
Note: Ray’s Review features in this website courtesy of Ray Johnson, as published in britmovie.co.uk website’s forum legendary Barbara Stanwyck thread. Ray also manages the best forum on Barbara Stanwyck, Yahoo Groups’s Miss Barbara Stanwyck, click on the Forum menu item to be redirected.