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Masquerade in Mexico (1945)

An American singer stranded in Mexico is hired by a banker to distract a Mexican matador who is making a play for the banker's wife. They hatch a scheme whereby she pretends to be a Spanish countess.

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Rico Fenway
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An American singer stranded in Mexico is hired by a banker to distract a Mexican matador who is making a play for the banker's wife. They hatch a scheme whereby she pretends to be a Spanish countess.

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3 December 1945 (USA)  »

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Fantasia Mexicana  »

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According to director Mitchell Leisen, "rubber cement, tape, and everything else" were used to keep up the bodice of the dress of Dorothy Lamour so that it would not descend to below Production Code limitations. See more »

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Remake of Midnight (1939) See more »

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Noche de ronda (Forever Mine)
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Written by Maria Teresa Lara
English Lyrics by Eddie Lisbona and Robert Musel
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Cinderella goes to Mexico
17 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Who needed a remake of "Midnight" ? I certainly didn't ! Dorothy Lamour is a pleasant actress but cannot hold a candle to Claudette Colbert ,the "baroness" of the first version.Besides ,the songs and dances get in the way ,particularly if it's not your kind of music.The only improvement is the phone call to the "sick" little girl,with Patric Knowles providing the voice !That said ,it's certainly enjoyable enough ,but you should favor "midnight" ,out of respect for Colbert.

I do not agree with the precedent user as far Leisen's "decline" is concerned :it's relative.More goodies were still to come :magnificent melodramas ("to each his own" An Oscar job by De Havilland)and the best adaptation of Irish's "I married a dead man" ("No man of her own") ,much superior to the French ("J'ai Epousé Une Ombre") or even worse American remakes ("Mrs Winterbourne" )


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