Week-End in Havana

Synopsis: A ship company employee, Jay Williams, is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer, a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas, and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca, who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancée, Terry McCracken, when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
Director(s): Walter Lang
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
 
IMDB:
6.7
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Year:
1941
81 min
77 Views


[ Latin ]

How would you like to spend

the weekend in Havana

How would you like to see

the Caribbean shore

Come on and run away

over Sunday

T o where the view

and the music is tropical

Y ou'll hurry back

to your office on Monday

But you won't be

the same anymore

How would you like to go

where nights are so romantic

W here stars are dancing rhumbas

in the sky-ay-ay

If you would like to spend

the weekend in Havana

Y ou better pack up

all your summer clothes

See you down at SloppyJoe's

So long, boy

and ship ahoy, Havana

- [ Vocalizing ]

- Havana

How would you like to spend

the weekend in Havana

How would you like to see

the Caribbean shore

A ha, Havana, whoo

Come on and run away

over Sunday

T o where the view

and the music is tropical

Y ou'll hurry back

to your office on Monday

But you won't be

the same anymore

How would you like to go

where nights are so romantic

W here stars are dancing rhumbas

in the sky-ay, ay-ay-ay-ay-ay

If you'd like to spend

the weekend in

Havana

Y ou better pack up

all your summer clothes

I'll see you down

at SloppyJoe's

So long, boy

and ship ahoy, Havana

- [ Vocalizing ]

- Havana

Havana

Havana-na-na-na-na-na

[ Horn Blowing ]

[ Horn Blowing ]

All our advertising has been

about the carnival for the last three years.

Now let's change that slogan

for something different.

How about this?

Uh, " Mardi Gracias to you. "

- Mr. McCracken-

- Repeat that, Enrique.

The office is full of people

screaming at me.

- Mr. McCracken, the Queen is on the rocks.

- Yeah!

What? What rocks? Where?

- On a reef off the tip of Florida somewhere. I just got word.

- Is it bad?

Well, it's inconvenient, but I don't think there's

any danger. They're only 200 yards offshore.

Well, what was the captain doing in there

with a whole ocean to play around in?

Well, go ahead with that copy, but take out

the line about skirting the Florida coast.

Adios, Enrique.

I'll be in Williams's office.

- Hello, Dad. Doesn'tJay look wonderful?

- Wonderful.

I've just got word that the Cuban Queen

is piled up on a reef down in Florida.

- How'd that happen? A storm?

- No!

I just checked on it.

It was the clearest night in years.

There weren't any casualties,

but there could be plenty of lawsuits...

and you've got to get down there

and take care of things.

Oh, no, he doesn't.

Jay doesn't leave this town.

Have you forgotten

we're being married Saturday?

- I had, but it doesn't make any difference.

- Oh, doesn't it?

No! That ship's worth five million.

Your wedding's only costing 3,000.

You'd better call up

and charter a plane.

Excuse me. Miss Sullivan,

call Eastern Airways and ask them-

Jay, turn that thing off.

This is ridiculous.

What makes you think you have to go

with this building full of people?

- Send somebody else.

- Send somebody else?

Don't you realize what it could cost us

in damage suits...

if this isn't handled diplomatically?

You remember the Calypso Queen?

Just a little accident- nobody hurt.

We neglected to get waivers from four

or five passengers, and what happened?

We got sued for $500,000.

Whenever there's any kind

of an accident...

I always say,

remember the Calypso.

Dad, if you mess up my wedding,

I'll never forgive you.

Look, you can get married anytime...

but there's only one time

to get 480 passengers off a reef...

- and that's as soon as possible.

- [ Intercom Buzzing ]

[ Miss Sullivan On Intercom ]

Eastern Airways.

- Tell them you don't want them.

- We do want them!

I want a plane ready to leave for Florida

in 40 minutes.

- He's not going, I tell you.

- Oh, yes, he is going, and I'm- I'm sorry.

Well, what are you doing

on the floor anyway?

Dad, now I mean this.

You haven't the faintest idea

how important this is to me.

Now keep your shirt on, Terry.

He'll be down there this afternoon

and back tomorrow night at the latest.

You know, something strikes me.

I never realized Jay was

so indispensable around here.

If he's this important,

he ought to have more money.

You young pirate. He's getting more

than the other two vice presidents right now.

Well, he's worth more,

or you'd be sending the other two.

All right. All right.

He'll get more.

If I'd known I was gonna have

a gun stuck in my face...

I wouldn't have gone so heavy

on that wedding present.

Now that I've ransomed you,Jay, do you mind

getting ready and getting out of here?

- [Jay ] Right away.

- [ Grumbling ]

Now when you switch reservations,

you have to go through a little red tape.

Will you sign this, please?

It's just a form that says the company

wasn't to blame for the accident.

You'll like the Caribbean Queen.

She's a newer boat.

- Oh, thank you very much.

- Thank you.

- That'll be all. Thanks again.

- Thank you.

- Well, I guess that's about it.

- There's one more-

Miss Nan Spencer in E-76.

- We notified her.

- Apparently she's bashful.

E-76. Is that above

or below the keel?

- Ah, hello.

- Miss Spencer?

- Yes?

- My name is Williams, and-

Oh, I'm glad to know you, Mr. Williams.

Are you Mr. Garvey's friend?

- Garvey?

- Yes. I was dancing with Mr. Garvey last night...

and he mentioned a friend

he'd like me to meet.

- Well, no, I'm afraid I'm not the one.

- Oh, it doesn't matter anyway.

I like the way nobody stands on ceremony

on shipboard.

I met dozens of people last night.

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Karl Tunberg

Karl Tunberg (March 11, 1907 − April 3, 1992) was an American screenwriter and occasional film producer. His screenplays for Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) and Ben-Hur (1959) were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively. more…

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