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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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Ricardo Quintana
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Binnie Crawford
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Don Diego Quintana
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Helen Carson (as Katharine Aldridge)
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Tito Acuna
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Esteban
Robert Conway ...
Jimmy Blake
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Sebastian
Bobby Stone ...
Panchito
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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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MUSIC...COLOR...ROMANCE (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

This film represents two noteworthy firsts in the career of Carmen Miranda: her first Technicolor movie and her first American production. Miss Miranda already had appeared in six Brazilian pictures released from 1933 to 1940. 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

South American Way
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Portuguese lyrics by Aloysio de Oliveira
Sung by Carmen Miranda during the opening scene
Also sung by a chorus during the following montage
Played when the plane arrives in Argentina
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A Fluffy Musical Fiesta with Grable, Miranda, Ameche & Nicholas Bros.
14 April 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

One of the best Betty Grable musicals. As always the plot is unbelievably vacuous but who cares really? When you have the tippy-tappy Grable (doing what she does best), Carmen Miranda (in her American debut), Don Ameche (speaking in a nice Spanish accent), and the Nicholas Brothers (with their usual dance specialties) all in one movie, the implausible plot and meet-cutes are beside the point. The slick lively tunes and dances are more than enough to like this fluffy musical fiesta set in Argentina.

If you liked "Down Argentine Way", see also "Springtime in the Rockies"(1942)


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