Cinema: The New Pictures: May 27, 1940

Torrid Zone (Warner). As the tough top boss of a U. S. fruit company somewhere in Latin America, Pat O'Brien is plagued by all the annoyances incidental to the culture and timely transport of bananas. He also wrestles grimly with the problems of keeping his tougher assistant (James Cagney) down on the fruit farm, and the disturbing presence in the tropics of Oomph Girl Ann Sheridan (singer and cardsharp). Utilizing Mr. Cagney's irresistible attraction for women, Overseer

O'Brien solves both problems at a stroke by mating the Oomph Boy and the Oomph Girl....

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