Mexican club singer Lita Valdez (Armida) is amazed to find that her younger brother Alberto (Anthony Caruso) is a talented box er and is even more thrilled by his consistent success in the ring - till he is forced to fight Jerry O’Leary (Terry Frost), the man she loves. Caught between her devotion to both men, Lita tries her best to have the match cancelled, but there is much more to the boxing racket than she had ever imagined!
Running Time: 58 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: Approved
"Boxing has a charm all its own and director Wallace Fox has done a marvelous job of capturing some of it in this thrilling and romantic narrative. Armida’s portrayal of a husky, age-and-experience toughened club singer has a true-life quality about it. Her Mexican accent and mannerisms provide some amusing moments amidst a tense drama. This classic feature film provides a brief yet fascinating peek into the world of boxing - the complex life of boxers and the influence of powerful promoters on the sport. Anthony Caruso and Terry Frost look their parts as professional middleweight boxers, and the bouts are captured in a realistic and imaginative manner. The unpredictable twist at the end leaves you suitably impressed with Wallace Fox’s talents as director. This fascinating feature film from A2ZCDS provides a rare ringside view of the lives of boxers in a manner that is seldom witnessed on the screen.
''Only ‘Raging Bull’ comes close to the realism and emotional undercurrents of ‘The Girl from Monterey’. This amazing old movie just proves that one CAN combine convincing ring action with intelligent acting. If A2ZCDS has anything else like this to offer, I’m a willing buyer''
Randolph G. Gibbons (Robins, GEORGIA)
"The fights are good enough to satisfy any purist of pugilism (I happen to be one). With ‘The Girl from Monterey’ I rediscovered my passion for old feature films, which had been smothered by contemporary pulp. Watch this one to know where ‘Rocky’ fails."
Holly Gingerham (Monroe, LOUISIANA)
CAST & CREW:
Veda Ann Borg
Jack La Rue
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