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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 | See All (4) »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Canta Bandoleiro Canta  »

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Local color and a correction...
21 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is, as others have pointed out, a lovely film in many ways.

I particularly enjoyed seeing the Tucson, AZ landscape as it was some 80 years ago. This appears to have been filmed in the area in which Columbia Pictures built a whole 1860s town for the movie "Arizona." On a personal note, I can look eastward from my back yard and recognize the mountains and the terrain that has been preserved as a county park.

The correction I need to make is the use in various reviews of the Spanglish non-word "bandito" (created to rhyme with the product name Frito) in every place where the correct word, readily found in any Spanish dictionary, would be "bandido."


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