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Tortilla Flat (21-May-1942)

Director: Victor Fleming

Writers: John Lee Mahin; Benjamin Glazer

From novel: Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Musical Score: Franz Waxman

Producer: Sam Zimbalist

Keywords: Drama

Daniel, a mid-century Mexican/American living in the Salinas/Monterey area of California, inherits two houses following the death of his grandfather; he allows four of his shiftless pals to live in one of them. Very good performances, but clearly strange casting decisions were made! Frank Morgan received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Garfield
4-Mar-1913 21-May-1952 Gentleman's Agreement
Connie Gilchrist
17-Jul-1895 3-Mar-1985 Character actress
Allen Jenkins
9-Apr-1900 20-Jul-1974 American character actor
Hedy Lamarr
9-Nov-1913 19-Jan-2000 Actress, invented frequency hopping
Sheldon Leonard
22-Feb-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nick the Bartender
Donald Meek
14-Jul-1878 18-Nov-1946 Scottish-American character actor
Frank Morgan
1-Jun-1890 18-Sep-1949 The Wizard of Oz
Henry O'Neill
10-Aug-1891 18-May-1961 Anchors Aweigh
John Qualen
8-Dec-1899 12-Sep-1987 The Grapes of Wrath
Akim Tamiroff
29-Oct-1899 17-Sep-1972 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Spencer Tracy
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars


Spencer Tracy   ...   Pilon
Hedy Lamarr   ...   Dolores Sweets Ramirez
John Garfield   ...   Danny
Frank Morgan   ...   The Pirate
Akim Tamiroff   ...   Pablo
Sheldon Leonard   ...   Tito Ralph
John Qualen   ...   Jose Maria Corcoran
Donald Meek   ...   Paul D. Cummings
Connie Gilchrist   ...   Mrs. Torrelli
Allen Jenkins   ...   Portagee Joe
Henry O'Neill   ...   Fr. Ramon
Mercedes Ruffino   ...   Mrs. Marellis
Nina Campana   ...   Seņora Teresina
Arthur Space   ...   Mr. Brown
Betty Wells   ...   Cesca
Harry Burns   ...   Torrelli


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