From the 1935 Trailer for “In Caliente” Starring Errol’s Friend, Dolores Del Rio

24 Jul

In Caliente

— Gentleman Tim


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  1. Tim

    July 26, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Here’s the great original trailer for “In Caliente”, predominantly filmed at and featuring the Caliente Casino & Resort – just how Errol would have seen it in the Thirties!

    It was the place to be!!!…

  2. Tim

    July 26, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Dolores Del Rio was Errol’s first prominent connection in/from Mexico, I believe. One he got to know quite well, through Lili initially I think, and one he regarded to be stunningly beautiful, like “an Aztec Princess”


    July 26, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Dolores Del Rio was considered to be one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the silver screen, having a career that spanned the silent twenties into the technicolor, cinemascope seventies on both sides of the border and stayed a natural beauty well into her sixties. (She died at the age of 77 in 1983.) Unfortunately she never made a film with Errol.–A. R.

    • Tim

      July 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Absolutely. What an elegantly gorgeous woman. And a great, pioneering talent. … Her & Errol could have been wonderful on-screen together.

  4. Tim

    July 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Another Latin beauty and future close friend of Errol’s – the soon-to-be Rita Hayworth – is (I have read) an “ethnic extra” in this movie!

    • Inga

      July 27, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      “ethnic extra”? why would they specify this???

      • Tim

        July 28, 2013 at 2:20 am

        I read this term in a book on the history of Tijuana, Inga. the author intended it to mean simply that young Rita added a Latin flavor to the movie as an extra. However, I believe the bigger truth may have been that Hollywood mogul Joseph Schenk was already provisionally (at least)grooming Rita for movie stardom. Schenk was a HUGE force in Hollywood, and he also largely owned, developed and ran things at Caliente and elsewhere in Baja. It was predominantly his playground – one that ultimately led him into a lot of trouble!

      • Tim

        July 28, 2013 at 2:32 am

        In essence, Inga, Dolores Del Rio was also regarded by movie studios and audiences as an “ethnic” in this picture, albeit a star. Same for Lupe Velez, another of Errol’s amazing amigas from Mexico. Lupe, though also stunningly beautiful, was seen as more of a dramatically exotic “Mexican spitfire” than the wondrously elegant Dolores- as Errol himself famously attested to in Wicked Ways! In real life, Lupe was “Tarzan’s wife” – but no Jane was she!!

        • Inga

          July 29, 2013 at 5:20 am

          It’s good that times have changed in that respect…

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