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Argentine Nights (1940)

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

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Al Ritz ...
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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>

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

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Comedy | Music

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6 September 1940 (USA)  »

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3 Doidos e 3 Doidas  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)|

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of The Andrews Sisters. See more »

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

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Brooklynonga
Lyrics by Sid Kuller and Ray Golden
Music by Hal Borne
Performed by The Ritz Brothers & The Andrews Sisters
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Ritz Brothers vs. Andrews Sisters
8 April 2007 | by (New York City) – 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.


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