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Director  Victor Fleming
Duration  
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country  United States
Tortilla Flat (film) movie poster
Release date  May 21, 1942 (1942-05-21) (United States)
Based on  Tortilla Flat  by John Steinbeck
Writer  John Lee Mahin (screen play), Benjamin Glazer (screen play), John Steinbeck (based on the book by)
Music director  Frank Loesser, Franz Waxman
Screenplay  John Steinbeck, John Lee Mahin, Benjamin Glazer
Cast  Spencer Tracy (Pilon), Hedy Lamarr (Dolores Ramirez), John Garfield (Daniel Alvarez), Frank Morgan (le pirate), Akim Tamiroff (Pablo), Sheldon Leonard (Tito Ralph)
Similar movies  Captain Phillips, Blood Diamond, The Postman, Undertow, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Deep
Tagline  OH, THE THINGS THEY DO IN TORTILLA FLAT!

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Tortilla Flat is a 1942 film with Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff, and Sheldon Leonard based on the novel by John Steinbeck. It was directed by Victor Fleming.

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Plot

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Danny (John Garfield) inherits two houses in the central coastal area of California, so Pilon (Spencer Tracy) and his poor, idle friends move in. One of them, Pirate, (Frank Morgan) is saving money which Pilon endeavors to steal, until he discovers that it is being collected to purchase a golden candlestick which he intends to burn for St. Francis to honor the Pirate's dead dog. One of the houses burns down, so Danny allows his friends to move into the other house with him, and in gratitude Pilon tries to make life better for his friend. Things are fine at first until Danny's passion for a lovely girl (Hedy Lamarr) causes him to actually go to work in a fishing business. A misunderstanding caused by Pilon about a vacuum cleaner Danny had bought for the girl, enrages Danny; he becomes drunk and a bit crazy. He almost dies in an accident while interrupting the girl at her work in a cannery, but through Pilon's prayers, is restored to health. He then marries his sweetheart with the promise that he will become a fisherman now that Pilon has found the money to buy a boat. The happy ending is quite different from the novel's ending in which Danny dies after a fall.

Cast

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  • Spencer Tracy as Pilon
  • Hedy Lamarr as Dolores Resendes
  • John Garfield as Daniel Alvarez
  • Frank Morgan as The Pirate
  • Akim Tamiroff as Pablo
  • Sheldon Leonard as Tito Ralph
  • John Qualen as Jesus Maria Corcoran
  • Donald Meek as Paul D. Cummings
  • Connie Gilchrist as Mrs. Torelli
  • Allen Jenkins as Big Joe Portagee
  • Henry O'Neill as Father Juan Ramon
  • Mercedes Ruffino as Mrs. Marellis
  • Nina Campana as Señora Teresina Cortez
  • Arthur Space as Mr. Brown
  • Betty Wells as Cesca
  • Harry Burns as Torelli
  • Terry as Dog (in her last film role)
  • Reception

    Tortilla Flat

    According to MGM records the film earned $1,865,000 at the US and Canadian box office and $746,000 elsewhere, making the studio a profit of $542,000.

    Critical response

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    Film critic Bosley Crowther gave the film a positive review, writing that the film "is really a little idyll which turns its back on a workaday world...it is filled with solid humor and compassion—and that is pleasant, even for folks who have to work."

    Nominations

    Train Bellies John Garfield and Hedy Lamarr in Tortilla Flat
  • Best Supporting Actor - Frank Morgan

  • Tortilla Flat Movies TV on Google Play

    References

    Tortilla Flat (film) Wikipedia
    Tortilla Flat (film) IMDb Tortilla Flat (film) themoviedb.org


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