Torrid Zone (1940)

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Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a banana republic, fruit company exec Steve Case rehires former nemesis Nick Butler to restore order and profits.


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  • Pat O'Brien and Ann Sheridan in Torrid Zone (1940)
  • James Cagney and Ann Sheridan in Torrid Zone (1940)
  • Pat O'Brien and Ann Sheridan in Torrid Zone (1940)
  • James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and Ann Sheridan in Torrid Zone (1940)
  • James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and Ann Sheridan in Torrid Zone (1940)

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26 August 2017 | alexanderdavies-99382
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| The final Cagney/O' Brien film and a good one.
"Torrid Zone" was the final film with real life friends, James Cagney and Pat O' Brien. They made several memorable films together for the studio, "Angels With Dirty Faces" being the best. The above is a light-hearted and amusing film about the various struggles on a Mexican plantation. The script is fairly standard but the cast really a lot to the screenplay by giving good performances and demonstrating a flair for light comedy. Ann Sheridan is a very good leading lady for James Cagney. She plays a card shark and nightclub singer who is on the run. They and O' Brien play off each other to amusing effect. The gunfight scenes add a bit to the proceedings as well.

Released in 1940, "Torrid Zone" probably did respectable business at the box office.

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