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The Gay Desperado (1936)

Chivo, a singer who works in a movie theater providing live entertainment, is and apprehended by a music-loving Mexican bandit Braganza who wants to make Chivo part of his band. Braganza, who admires American gangsters, also kidnaps Jane and her rich boyfriend, Bill. 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
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Pablo Braganza
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Juan Campo
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Bill Shay
Stanley Fields ...
Butch
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Diego
Adrian Rosley ...
Radio Station Manager
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American Detective
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Police Captain
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López
Michael Visaroff ...
Theatre Manager
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Pancho (as Chris King Martin)
Harry Semels ...
Manuel
George Du Count ...
Salvador
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Storyline

Chivo, a singer who works in a movie theater providing live entertainment, is and apprehended by a music-loving Mexican bandit Braganza who wants to make Chivo part of his band. Braganza, who admires American gangsters, also kidnaps Jane and her rich boyfriend, Bill. 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:

Daring Desperadoes  »

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(Western Electric)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although he's playing a Mexican, Nino Martini was actually born in Italy. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Estrellita
Words and Music by Manuel M. Ponce
Adapted by Frank La Forge
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Funny at times
6 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is funny whenever Leo Carillo and Herbert Huber are together onscreen. Interesting to hear Ida Lupino before she completely lost her British accent. Mischa Auer has a subdued role--that was a disappointment. Note that Butch and his gang is made up of Hollywood gangster-actor look-alikes.


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