Diving accidents can break and reunite lovers in Honeymoon by writer Michael Kanin; story ideator Hedwig “Vicki” Baum; producer Warren Duff; and director William Keighley. Edward Cronjager, Ralph Dawson, and Leigh Harline handle cinematography, editing, and music. Filming showcases California.
The comedy lasts 74 minutes. Its distributor was RKO Radio Pictures. Its USA-release date was May 17, 1947.
The movie begins with teenager Barbara Olmstead (Shirley Temple) flying from the U.S. Midwest to Mexico City. Fiancé/Corporal Phil Vaughn (Guy Madison) does not meet her at the train station. Vice consul David Flanner (Franchot Tone) indicates that Phil’s flight from Panama is delayed until the following day.
A military plane drops Phil off shortly after Barbara’s flight arrives. He goes to Consul Prescott’s (Gene Lockhart) offices. The clock ticks since Phil is on 48-hour leave.
Barbara cannot find accommodations. David deplores interruptions. He enjoys a rare evening off at fiancée Raquel Mendoza’s (Lina Romay) harp recital. Barbara faints from hunger and stress.
David dines with Barbara. They dance the jitterbug. The news upsets Raquel’s parents, Don Gaspar (Julio Villarreal) and la Señora (Corinna Mura).