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Down Argentine Way (1940)

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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
J. Carrol Naish ...
Henry Stephenson ...
Don Diego Quintana
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Helen Carson (as Katharine Aldridge)
Leonid Kinskey ...
Tito Acuna
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Esteban
Robert Conway ...
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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Storyline

An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

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SING AND SWING THE HIT PARADE TUNES OF TOMORROW! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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11 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Argentijnse nachten  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although this film marked Betty Grable's debut in perfected, three-strip Technicolor, she already had appeared once in early Technicolor. Thirteen-year-old Betty, as one of The Goldwyn Girls, led off the Busby Berkeley-staged production number, "Cowboys" (music by Walter Donaldson, lyrics by Gus Kahn) in Whoopee! (1930). That same year, Miss Grable had a chorus bit in the New Movietone Follies of 1930 (1930), which contained sequences shot in the Multicolor process. 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

Mamãe Yo Quero
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Jararaca and Vicente Paiva
Lyrics by Al Stillman
Performed by Carmen Miranda with Bando da Lua
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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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