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Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 11 October 1940 (USA)
An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

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Cast

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Ricardo Quintana
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Carmen Miranda
Charlotte Greenwood ...
Binnie Crawford
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Henry Stephenson ...
Don Diego Quintana
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Helen Carson (as Katharine Aldridge)
Leonid Kinskey ...
Tito Acuna
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Esteban
Robert Conway ...
Jimmy Blake
Gregory Gaye ...
Sebastian
Bobby Stone ...
Panchito
Charles Judels ...
Dr. Arturo Padilla
Fayard Nicholas ...
One of the Nicholas Brothers
Harold Nicholas ...
One of the Nicholas Brothers
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An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

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GLAMOROUS BUENOS AIRES NIGHT LIFE WITH SOUTH AMERICAN'S TANTALIZING, TORRID-VOICED CARMEN MIRANDA (original poster-all caps) See more »


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11 October 1940 (USA)  »

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Argentijnse nachten  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Alice Faye was set to play the role of Glenda, but she fell ill with appendicitis and was replaced by Betty Grable. Although Miss Grable was making films for 10 years, this was the role that made her a star. Cesar Romero contracted para-typhoid and was replaced by Leonid Kinskey. See more »

Goofs

Although Edward Fielding is listed in the credits as having portrayed Glenda Crawford's father, Willis Crawford, he is nowhere to be seen throughout the entire movie. See more »

Quotes

Glenda Crawford, aka Glenda Cunningham: Excuse me, I've got to go see a man about a horse.
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Soundtracks

Nenita
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Spanish lyrics by Carlos Albert
Performed in Spanish by Bando da Lua
Sung by Leonid Kinskey at the nightclub
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Surprisingly flat Grable vehicle
27 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

I thought this film, Betty Grable's first big star part, was surprisingly flat, probably because there wasn't enough tension between her and Don Ameche before the inevitable happy ending. Betty looks great in a couple of her costumes but it's clear that no one realized her talents as a comedienne yet and so she doesn't get to act out as she would in subsequent films. If you want to see Grable and Ameche together, go with "Moon Over Miami" first. Also, it's Carmen Miranda's first U.S. picture, but she just performs two songs and doesn't interact with any of the other stars. Her hat isn't even very big!


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