6.2/10
33
1 user 1 critic

Argentine Nights (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 6 September 1940 (USA)
An all-girl band flees to Argentina to avoid their creditors.

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (original story) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France where they encounter an American girl (Withers) whose father (Schildkraut) is a French officer. Lots of slapstick.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Jane Withers, The Ritz Brothers, Lynn Bari
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Woodbury's fashionable gown-salon on Fifth Avenue is about to take bankruptcy. An unemployed showgirl, Connie Curtiss, tell's the store's press agent, Tommy Shaw, that more girls would buy ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster
Stars: Tom Brown, Constance Moore, Richard Carle
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Nightclub singer Joan Warren's agent Nicky puts her into situations designed to advance her career.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Alice Faye, Adolphe Menjou, Gregory Ratoff
On the Avenue (1937)
Musical | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye
The Gorilla (1939)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When a wealthy man is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person. Hit song: "Love Walked In."

Directors: George Marshall, H.C. Potter
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, The Ritz Brothers
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds"... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, Don Ameche
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Ritz Brothers go to the race track. They raise training end entrance money in a wrestling match and help a young man train the horse of his fiancée.

Director: David Butler
Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Richard Arlen, Ethel Merman
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Henry I. Dibble, Jr. (Hugh Herbert)is a dizzy millionaire playboy who loves rhumba music. Thorns in his side are his four maiden sisters Faith (Hugh Herbert), Hope (Hugh Herbert), Charity (... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Hugh Herbert, Dennis O'Keefe, Constance Moore
Hot Steel (1940)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Matt Morrison gets his old college chum Frank Stewart a job at the steel foundry where he works. Trouble quickly ensues.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Peggy Moran
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Al
Harry Ritz ...
...
...
Maxene Andrews ...
Patty Andrews ...
Laverne Andrews ...
...
...
...
...
...
Ferike Boros ...
Mama Viejos
...
Papa Viejos
Edit

Storyline

When Al, Harry, and Jimmy, variety promoters, get into trouble over a scheme in New York, they stow away on the boat taking their performers Bonny, Maxene, Patty, and LaVerne to a show date in Argentina. Bonnie falls for Eduardo, a wealthy polo player she later mistakes for El Tigre, a famous local bandit. Al, Harry, and Jimmy team up with the girls to try to save the hotel owned by Mama and Papa Viejo. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Swing and sway the South American way with torchy tunes and torrid senoritas. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 September 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3 Doidos e 3 Doidas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of The Andrews Sisters. See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Spirit of 77 B
Lyrics by Sid Kuller and Ray Golden
Music by Hal Borne
Performed by The Ritz Brothers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ritz Brothers vs. Andrews Sisters
8 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

If you don't like the Ritz Brothers -- and I can only take so much of their mugging myself -- then avoid this Universal B movie. It is not, I hasten to say, a complete waste of time. The best bit in it is a burlesque of those novelty Latin dances from from the Astaires-Rogers movies called 'The Brooklyn Nanga', which runs to the scansion of 'The Carioca'.

Once you've mentioned that, you've exhausted the strong points of this movie as everyone heads down to Argentina, where polo-playing George Reeves -- looking like John Carroll -- pretends to be a bandito called 'El Tigre' in order to romance Grace McDonald. Some decent although unmemorable songs and Ritz Brother routines fill out the time and while this is not the best musical ever made, it is a pleasant enough time waster to make you stay through the end --although it won't make fans for any of the talent involved.


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page