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They Met in Argentina (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  25 April 1941 (USA)
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A Texas oil millionaire, after failing to secure oil lands in Argentina, seeks out a famous race horse in Buenos Aires and order his representative to buy the nag at any price. Ellison has ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
James Ellison ...
Tim Kelly
Alberto Vila ...
Alberto Delmonte
Duke Ferrel
Robert Barrat ...
Don Enrique de los Santos O'Shea
Joseph Buloff ...
Santiago, O'Shea's Trainer


A Texas oil millionaire, after failing to secure oil lands in Argentina, seeks out a famous race horse in Buenos Aires and order his representative to buy the nag at any price. Ellison has a love affair with Maureen O'Hara, the beautiful daughter of the prize horse's owner. Written by Alessandro Martini <>

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25 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu na Argentina  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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RKO was forced by the Argentine government to add footage with popular Argentine star Alberto Vila before agreeing to its release in that country. See more »


Lolita O'Shea: Thank you senor
Tim Kelly: Hey! Where my change?
Lolita O'Shea: Oh there no change all the money I collect goes to the pan American good will fun
Tim Kelly: Look Lady, I'm on the level I need that dough
Lolita O'Shea: So does the good will fund.
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Never Go to Argentina If You Don't Dance
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Sung by Diosa Costello (uncredited)
Danced to by Diosa Costello (uncredited) and Buddy Ebsen (uncredited)
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oh, please, Rodgers and Hart?
6 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maureen O'Hara, James Ellison, Buddy Ebsen, Fortunio Bonanova, and by special demand Alberto Vila star in "They Met in Argentina," from 1941.

A Texas oil millionaire wants oil lands in Argentina, but when he doesn't get them he sends his representative (Ellison) after a famous race horse. Ellison falls head over heels for the daughter of the horse's owner (O'Hara).

What an annoying film. One rotten song after another - written by Rodgers & Hart? One of the great writing teams, and this music was unbearable.

The role played by beautiful Maureen O'Hara could have been played by a chimpanzee. O'Hara had a lovely singing voice and she didn't sing a note in this. And let's just say that James Ellison doesn't quite measure up to O'Hara's other leading men which included John Wayne, Tyrone Power, Rex Harrison, James Stewart, and John Payne.

The Argentinian government wouldn't allow the film to be released there unless footage of their big star, Alberto Vila, was added. It doesn't help.

A very disappointing film with nothing to recommend it. And what is the point of having Maureen O'Hara in a movie if you're not going to film in color?

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