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La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Music | 7 December 1935 (USA)
Hollywood stars participate in a Mexican-themed revue and festival in Santa Barbara. Andy Devine, the "World's Greatest Matador", engages in a bullfight with a dubious bovine supplied by ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band ...
Themselves (as Eduardo Durant's Fiesta Orchestra)
The Spanish Troubadors ...
Themselves
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Himself
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Himself
The Fanchonettes ...
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The Three Gumm Sisters ...
Themselves (as Garland Sisters)
Kirby and DeGage ...
Themselves
Dude Ranch Wranglers ...
Themselves
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Himself
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Herself
Cecilia Parker ...
Herself
Shirley Ross ...
Herself
Rosalind Keith ...
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Toby Wing ...
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Hollywood stars participate in a Mexican-themed revue and festival in Santa Barbara. Andy Devine, the "World's Greatest Matador", engages in a bullfight with a dubious bovine supplied by Señor Keaton, and musical numbers are provided by Joe Morrison and the Garland Sisters. Comedy bits and dance numbers are also featured. Written by scgary66

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Short | Comedy | Music

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7 December 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La festa di Santa Barbara  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film short is included on the Warner DVD of For Me and My Gal (1942). See more »

Quotes

Himself - Narrator: Fiesta is the Spanish word for Fiesta which means Fiesta.
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The on-screen credits state this: "A Galaxy of Screen Stars". See more »

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Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »

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The Last Round-Up
(uncredited)
Written by Billy Hill
Performed by Joe Morrison with the Dude Ranch Wranglers
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MGM Goes To A Fiesta
5 November 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Louis B. Mayer actually splurged for color in this Pete Smith short, La Fiesta De Santa Barbara. The short revolves around MGM's recreation of the famous celebration in Santa Barbara, California with a number of MGM's contract players and others making a brief appearance.

Seen in the audience are such luminaries as Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper, Gilbert Roland, Edmund Lowe, and a whole lot more. In her only film appearance with her sisters, Judy Garland appears with them under her real name of Frances Gumm singing La Cucaracha.

Highlight for me is Andy Devine fighting a couple of guys in a bull's costume as per the Hispanic tradition of the Fiesta. Capping the whole thing off in the end is Leo Carrillo riding in something very much like the native costume he wore when playing Pancho on the Cisco Kid. This is real though for Leo Carillo actually was a descendant of the earliest settlers in California.

It's a pleasant enough short, especially for those who like to stargaze.


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