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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

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 ...
Themselves
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 ...
Herself
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Herself
Toby Wing ...
Herself
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Storyline

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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festival | dance | revue | horse | church | See All (46) »

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Short | Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

7 December 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La festa di Santa Barbara  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the last time that The Three Gumm Sisters, credited here as Garland Sisters, appeared as a trio. See more »

Quotes

Himself - Narrator: Fiesta is the Spanish word for Fiesta which means Fiesta.
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Crazy Credits

The on-screen credits state this: "A Galaxy of Screen Stars". See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

La Cucaracha
(uncredited)
Performed by The Three Gumm Sisters (as the Garland Sisters, including Judy Garland, Mary Jane Gumm and Virginia Gumm)
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Fun History For Judy Fans
27 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

By the time this short was filmed the Gumm/Garland Sisters act was all but disbanded as Judy was coming more and more to the spotlight. This was an early MGM experiment with 3 strip technicolor and they pulled out a lot of stops to have stars of MGM in this short. The Garland Sisters perform " La Cucaracha" in Mexican-type garb but they are rather hard to see as they (especially Judy) were filmed almost entirely in profile. You just don't get a good enough look at Judy here. It's fun history trivia, the first appearance by Judy on a "Hollywood" picture, but for a better early performance by Judy in a short, see her with Deanna Durbin in "Every Sunday".


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