Torrid Zone (1940)





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This film is set on a Central American plantation owned by Pat O'Brien, a supervisor James Cagney would dearly love to leave behind. Complicating the plot is a nightclub singer over whom O'Brien and Tracy do battle, a bored married woman with eyes for Cagney, and a gang of bandits.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Comedy , Drama
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James Cagney
as Nick Butler
Ann Sheridan
as Lee Donley
Pat O'Brien
as Mr. Steve Case
Andy Devine
as Wally
Helen Vinson
as Gloria
George Tobias
as Rosario
George Reeves
as Sancho
Victor Kilian
as Carlos
Frank Puglia
as Rodriguez
John Ridgely
as Gardiner
Grady Sutton
as Sam the Secretary
George Humbert
as Hotel Manager
Paul Porcasi
as Garcia the Hotel Bar Proprietor
Dick Boteler
as Hemandez
Paul Hurst
as Daniels
Jack Mower
as Schaeffer
Frank Mayo
as McNamara
Dick Botiller
as Hernandez
George Regas
as Sergeant of Police
Paul Renay
as Jose
Trevor Bardette
as Policeman
Ernesto Piedra
as Policeman
Don Orlando
as Employee
Rafael Corio
as Man (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez
as Manuel
Joe Molinas
as Native
Tony Paton
as Charley
Max Blum
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Betty Sanko
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Victor Sabuni
as Bit Part (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Torrid Zone

All Critics (4)

Yeah, it's a melange of much, but, boy, is it ever a lot of slickly made fun.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's a good example of a lively Warner Brothers film, where the ensemble studio cast have a great chemistry together.

Full Review… | October 16, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Harmless fun, the movie is more notable for its attractive stars and snappy dialogue than for anything that actually happens in the plot.

Full Review… | April 28, 2007
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March 5, 2013

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