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Tortilla Flat (1942) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Victor Fleming and produced by Sam Zimbalist.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Supporting ActorFrank MorganNominated
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Tortilla Flat (1942)

By Dawn on Oct 21, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Tortilla Flat (1942). Cast: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff, and Sheldon Leonard based on the novel by John Steinbeck. It was directed by Victor Fleming. In Monterrey, California, Danny Alvarez inherits a gold watch and two houses in the area known as Tortilla... Read full article


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Pilon: He makes a good speech.
Daniel Alvarez: Yeah, like an old goat in the moonlight!


Jose Maria Corcoran: What's the matter with him? Is he crazy?
Pilon: They say that a little love is like a little wine. Too much of either makes a man sick.


Pilon: Let's go down to the beach. The sky's a good place to sleep under. It is one roof that will never burn down, and it is one roof that will always be there when you wake up tomorrow.


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The AFI Catalogue lists Sammy Fong in the role of "Squid Owner". This may have been a typographical error in studio records, since Willie Fung, who was not listed, had a very similar role.
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