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Release Date:
7 December 1935 (USA) See more »
Hollywood stars participate in a Mexican-themed revue and festival in Santa Barbara. Andy Devine, the "World's Greatest Matador"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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La fiesta de Santa Barbara is worth a look for anyone curious about an early Judy Garland appearance with her sisters See more (9 total) »


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Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band ... Themselves (as Eduardo Durant's Fiesta Orchestra)
The Spanish Troubadors ... Themselves

Warner Baxter ... Himself
Ralph Forbes ... Himself
The Fanchonettes ... Themselves
The Three Gumm Sisters ... Themselves (as Garland Sisters)
Kirby and DeGage ... Themselves
Dude Ranch Wranglers ... Themselves
Chester Conklin ... Himself

Mary Carlisle ... Herself
Cecilia Parker ... Herself
Shirley Ross ... Herself
Rosalind Keith ... Herself

Ida Lupino ... Herself
Toby Wing ... Herself

Edmund Lowe ... Himself (as Eddie Lowe)

Gilbert Roland ... Himself
Binnie Barnes ... Herself

Robert Taylor ... Himself

Harpo Marx ... Himself

Andy Devine ... Himself - Toreador
Pete Smith ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Buster Keaton ... Himself - 'Señor Keaton'
Irvin S. Cobb ... Himself
Joe Morrison ... Himself - Singer: 'The Last Round-Up'
Maria Gambarelli ... Herself

Gary Cooper ... Himself
Ted Healy ... Himself
Leo Carrillo ... Himself - 'Kid Carrillo'
Adrienne Ames ... Herself
Steffi Duna ... Herself
Paul Porcasi ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Judy Garland ... Herself (as The Garland Sisters)
Mary Jane Gumm ... Herself (as The Garland Sisters)
Virginia Gumm ... Herself (as The Garland Sisters)
DeGage ... Herself - Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Eduardo Durant ... Himself, Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Klayton Kirby ... Himself - Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Mary Stewart ... Herself (uncredited)
Jim Thorpe ... Indian Chief (uncredited)

Produced by
Louis Lewyn .... producer
Pete Smith .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan 
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
19 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
USA:Approved (PCA #1175)

Did You Know?

This was Judy Garland's very first appearance on 3-strip Technicolor. She would not appear in color film again until The Wizard of Oz (1939).See more »
Himself - Narrator:Fiesta is the Spanish word for Fiesta which means Fiesta.See more »
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La fiesta de Santa Barbara is worth a look for anyone curious about an early Judy Garland appearance with her sisters, 22 August 2009
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

One of the most pleasant surprises of this early 3-strip Technicolor short was that a ballet dancer that appears here was named Maria Gambarelli! I half wondered if Blake Edwards was naming the character played by Elke Sommer in A Shot in the Dark after this now-forgotten performer (though the spelling of the Sommer character's surname was actually Gambrelli). I watched this on YouTube mainly to see an early Judy Garland appearance as we watch her in profile with her two older sisters singing "La Cucaracha". That was the highlight for me which otherwise showed some dances (like that of Ms. Gambarelli) that were enjoyable and some lame comedy between Andy Devine as a great bull-fighter (yeah, right!) and Buster Keaton as a bull owner who provides one that is obviously a man in animal costume. Only funny part of those two is when they cry-with Buster providing handkerchief to "bull"-during the sad part of "La Cucaracha". Also lame was seeing Ted Healy without his stooges dealing with a crasher who keeps mistaking Healy for other movie stars. (Healy himself didn't know Zeppo had left The Marx Brothers since he puts "Four" between "The" and "Marx"!) Speaking of a Marx, it was interesting seeing Harpo without his wig though he is wearing a hat to hide his bald head. Also interesting was seeing Ida Lupino among the cowgirls in the beginning though I also recognized Toby Wing from her part in Murder at the Vanities last year (at least when announcer Pete Smith identified her). Oh, and Smith himself wasn't funny with his wise-guy narration. Other famous stars you may or may not recognize are also in cameos and not all are M-G-M contract players either! So with all that said, La fiesta de Santa Barbara is worth a look for anyone curious about Judy Garland's early film appearances or the early use of 3-strip Technicolor.

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