The Kid from Spain

The Kid From Spain

Sidney Franklin on the film set
Directed by Leo McCarey
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by William Anthony McGuire
Harry Ruby
Bert Kalmar
Starring Eddie Cantor
Lyda Roberti
Robert Young
Ruth Hall
Noah Beery, Sr.
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • November 17, 1932 (1932-11-17)
Running time
96 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,621,000[1][2]

The Kid from Spain is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Eddie Cantor, involving bullfighting. Songs were composed by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar. Noteworthy are the musical scenes, directed and choreographed by Busby Berkeley,[3] Cantor in blackface, and an appearance by the Goldwyn Girls (whose starlets this film include future stars Betty Grable, Paulette Goddard, Toby Wing, and Jane Wyman).



  1. "Which Cinema Films Have Earned the Most Money Since 1914?". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.: 1848-1956). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. March 4, 1944. p. 3 Supplement: The Argus Weekend magazine. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  2. Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938), p. 942; accessed April 19, 2014.
  3. "The Kid from Spain". Retrieved July 23, 2015.

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