One Night in the Tropics

Jerome Kern Tops "Show Boat" and "Roberta"

Genres: Comedy, Music, Romance
Jim "Lucky" Moore, an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve: a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia. The upcoming marriage is jeopardized by Steve's ex-girlfriend, Mickey, and Cynthia's disapproving Aunt Kitty. The policy is underwritten by a nightclub owner, Roscoe, who sends two enforcers - Abbott and Costello - to ensure that the wedding occurs as planned.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1940-11-15
Run time: 82 minute / 1:22
Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Writers: Gertrude Purcell, Charles Grayson.
Production Company : Universal Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Allan Jones
as Jim Moore
Nancy Kelly
as Cynthia Merrick
Robert Cummings
as Steve Harper
Bud Abbott
as Abbott
Lou Costello
as Costello
Mary Boland
as Aunt Kitty Marblehead
William Frawley
as Roscoe
Peggy Moran
as Mickey Fitzgerald
Leo Carrillo
as Escobar
Don Alvarado
as Rodolfo
Nina Orla
as Nina
Richard Carle
as James G. Moore
Eddie Acuff
as First S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited)
William Alston
as Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict
as Croupier (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley
as Mr. Moore's Doctor (uncredited)
Tyler Brooke
as First Man Polled by Jim (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks
as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing
as Cop with Black Eye (uncredited)
Mina Farragut
as Dancer in San Marcos (uncredited)
Vivien Fay
as Dancer (uncredited)
Charlie Hall
as Second S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited)
Kathleen Howard
as Judge McCracken (uncredited)
Kay Leslie
as Native Girl (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy
as Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Francis McDonald
as Escobar's Aide (uncredited)
Harold Miller
as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Charles Murphy
as Drunk in Court (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien
as Joe, Club Roscoe Waiter (uncredited)
Barnett Parker
as Thompson, Steve's Butler (uncredited)
Sally Payne
as Woman with Second Man Polled by Jim (uncredited)
Frank Penny
as Waiter (uncredited)
Theodore Rand
as Dancer in San Marcos (uncredited)
Cyril Ring
as Club Roscoe Maitre d' (uncredited)
Larry Steers
as Apartment Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Denny Sullivan
as Cab Driver (uncredited)
Russell Wade
as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Milton Carruth Editor

Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration

Charles Previn Music Director

Jack Otterson Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Vera West Costume Designer

Bernard B. Brown Sound Supervisor

Joseph A. Valentine Cinematography

Martin Obzina Art Direction

Frank Skinner Music
Frank Skinner Orchestrator

Leonard Spigelgass Associate Producer

A. Edward Sutherland Director

Earl Derr Biggers Novel
Gertrude Purcell Screenplay
Charles Grayson Screenplay

Joseph A. McDonough Assistant Director

Joe Lapis Sound Technical Supervisor

Joseph E. Kenney Assistant Director

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