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Three conmen go to Argentina to escape their creditors.
The Ritz Brothers appeared in the film as part of a settlement with Universal following their non appearance in The Boys from Syracuse (1940). The film was meant to start production in May 1940, but the casting of the brothers meant the script had to be rewritten and shooting pushed back until 10 June. The songs 'Hit the Road' and 'Rhumboogie' were written by Hughie Prince.
George Reeves also sings in the film, in the role of "El Tigre", a bandit chief.
^Schallert, Edwin (Apr 25, 1940). "Betty Field Wins Lead in 'Duchess Rides High': Ameche, Faye Duo Again Jane Novak at Wanger's Lukas 'Escape' General Premiere Plans Told Spring Byington Signed". Los Angeles Times. p. 13.
^Schallert, Edwin (May 15, 1940). "Andrews Sisters Will Appear With Ritzes". Los Angeles Times. p. 13.
^DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL (May 15, 1940). "SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Fox Signs John Barrymore to Play Himself in Film Called 'The Great Profile' 'HELL BELOW' OPENS TODAY Reissue Melodrama Will Be at Criterion--New Firm to Offer French Films Start "Second Chorus" July 1 Sisters Signed Last Week Of Local Origin Stromberg Is Assigned". New York Times. p. 35.