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The Gay Desperado (1936)

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Opera singer Chivo is currently playing a singing cowboy, and Mexican bandito Braganza kidnaps him (along with Jane, an heiress) so he can learn to become more like the American movie gangsters he admires.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nino Martini ...
Chivo
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Jane
Leo Carrillo ...
Pablo Braganza
Harold Huber ...
Juan Campo
James Blakeley ...
Bill Shay
Stanley Fields ...
Butch
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Diego
Adrian Rosley ...
Radio Station Manager
Paul Hurst ...
American Detective
Al Ernest Garcia ...
Police Captain
Frank Puglia ...
López
Michael Visaroff ...
Theatre Manager
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Pancho (as Chris King Martin)
Harry Semels ...
Manuel
George Du Count ...
Salvador
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Opera singer Chivo is currently playing a singing cowboy, and Mexican bandito Braganza kidnaps him (along with Jane, an heiress) so he can learn to become more like the American movie gangsters he admires.

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opera | bandit | mexico | radio

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THE GIANT MUSICAL HIT OF THE YEAR! (original ad - all caps)

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Comedy | Musical

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2 October 1936 (USA)  »

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Canta Bandoleiro Canta  »

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Soundtracks

Las Alteñitas/A Gay Ranchero
Spanish words and music by Juan José Espinosa
English version by Abe Tuvim and Francia Luban
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Blithe Banditos
11 April 2004 | by (Northern New Mexico) – See all my reviews

"The Gay Desperado" is wonderful throughout. The banter between Leo Carrillo and Harold Huber is as funny as anything you would hear in a movie today. Best line? "That would be my third choice!" "Diego" is obviously the archetype for Kevin Smith's "Silent Bob". Lucien N. Andoit's black and white cinematography (particularly with the banditos' shadows) was striking. All I can say about Ida Lupino is, "Thank God for DVD!" You can go right to the scene where she is trying on sombreros and serapes and watch her standing in front of that mirror over and over again.

Lest I forget, that Nino Martini guy sings real purty, too.


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