Belle of Old Mexico

Belle of Old Mexico is a 1950 Trucolor comedy film directed by Robert G. Springsteen starring Estelita Rodriguez, Robert Rockwell and Dorothy Patrick. The film was successful at the box office, impressing the bosses at Republic Pictures who believed that Rodriguez could be turned into a star similar to Lupe Vélez.[1]

Belle of Old Mexico
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Directed byR.G. Springsteen
Written byBradford Ropes
Francis Swann
Produced byEdward J. White
CinematographyJack A. Marta
Edited byHarold Minter
Music byStanley Wilson
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • March 1, 1950 (1950-03-01) (New York City)
  • March 24, 1950 (1950-03-24) (United States)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


An American World War II veteran, fulfills a promise he made to one of his dying comrades by going to Mexico to adopt his daughter. When he gets there, she turns out to not to be the little girl he had imagined but an attractive young woman. He has extreme difficulty convincing his fiancée and employers that their relationship is entirely innocent.



  1. ^ Rainey p.421


  • Rainey, Buck. Sweethearts of the Sage: Biographies and Filmographies of 258 actresses appearing in Western movies. McFarland & Company, 1992.

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