Torrid Zone

Torrid Zone

Infobox Film
name = Torrid Zone

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director = William Keighley
producer = William Cagney (uncredited)
writer = Richard Macauley
Jerry Wald
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starring = James Cagney
Ann Sheridan
Pat O'Brien
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released = May 25 1940
runtime = 88 minutes
country = USA
language = English
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imdb_id = 0033175

"Torrid Zone" is a 1940 adventure film starring James Cagney, Ann Sheridan and Pat O'Brien.

Plot summary

Steve Case (Pat O'Brien) has to deal with trouble at his tropical fruit company's central American banana plantation. A revolutionary, Rosario La Mata (George Tobias), is stirring up unrest among the workers, and the only man who can handle the situation, foreman Nick Butler (James Cagney), has just quit. Steve manages to persuade Nick to stick around (for a big bonus). Adding to the complications is Lee Donley (Ann Sheridan), a woman who Steve has ordered out of the region for causing a different kind of trouble among the men.


*James Cagney as Nick Butler
*Ann Sheridan as Lee Donley
*Pat O'Brien as Steve Case
*Andy Devine as Wally Davis
*Helen Vinson as Mrs. Gloria Anderson
*Jerome Cowan as Bob Anderson
*George Tobias as Rosario La Mata
*George Reeves as Sancho
*Victor Kilian as Carlos
*Frank Puglia as Police Chief Juan Rodriguez

External links

*tcmdb title|id=3420

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  • Torrid Zone — the area of the earth s surface between the Tropic of Cancer & the Tropic of Capricorn, divided by the equator …   English World dictionary

  • Torrid Zone — noun the part of the Earth s surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate • Syn: ↑tropical zone, ↑tropics • Derivationally related forms: ↑tropic (for: ↑tropics) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Torrid Zone — Synonyms and related words: Antarctic Zone, Arctic Circle, Arctic Zone, Frigid Zones, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Variable Zones, climate, clime, equator, furnace, hell, horse latitudes, inferno, latitude, longitude, longitude in arc,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Torrid Zone — the part of the earth s surface between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. See diag. under zone. * * * …   Universalium

  • Torrid Zone — Tor′rid Zone n. geo the part of the earth between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, characterized by a climate that is hot year round …   From formal English to slang

  • torrid zone — noun Usage: often capitalized T&Z Date: 1586 the region of the earth between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • torrid zone — noun The region, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, characterised by a hot and humid climate; the tropics …   Wiktionary

  • torrid zone — noun the hot central belt of the earth bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn …   English new terms dictionary

  • Torrid Zone — /ˈtɒrəd zoʊn / (say toruhd zohn) noun the part of the earth s surface between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn …   Australian English dictionary

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