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Holiday in Mexico (1946)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  September 1946 (USA)
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Jeffrey Evans
José Iturbi ...
José Iturbi
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Stanley Owen
Ilona Massey ...
Countess Toni Karpathy
Xavier Cugat ...
Xavier Cugat
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Christine Evans
Hugo Haas ...
Angus, Evans' butler
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Baranga
Helene Stanley ...
Yvette Baranga
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Sam, Evans' chauffeur
Amparo Iturbi ...
Herself
Tonia Hero ...
Mouse (Iturbi Grandchild)
Teresa Hero ...
Mouse (Iturbi Grandchild)
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One of two films in which a young Fidel Castro appears as an extra, mostly in crowd scenes. See more »

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Yo Te Amo Much - And That's That
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Written by Sam H. Stept, Ervin Drake, Xavier Cugat & Noro Morales
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Trite plot is lifted by some nice vocalizing from Jane Powell...
17 September 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

HOLIDAY IN Mexico is filmed in bright and lush MGM Technicolor, but looks as though the filming never strayed far from the Culver City lot. It's the trite story of a teen-ager (JANE POWELL) with a crush on a much older man (JOSE ITURBI), and having frequent heart-to-heart talks with her sophisticated father (WALTER PIDGEON).

The first half of the film at least gets away from the trite plotting with a bunch of musical numbers that are attractively staged and presented in the way MGM always managed to do. Iturbi, ILONA MASSEY and others get a chance to shine. But the second half spends too much time straightening out the problems of RODDY McDOWALL and Jane, as they deal with the central problem--Jane's crush on Iturbi which has to be cured before the final reel.

It's a chore sitting through some of the syrupy scenes between Jane and Walter Pidgeon, but at least there's a good song for the finale--Schubert's "Ave Maria" which Powell sings beautifully. Didn't Deanna Durbin's IT'S A DATE wind up with the same Schubert song?

Pidgeon shows a good flair for comedy in some of his scenes, but none of the film seems to have an air of reality about it. You watch actors go through their paces and that's it.

It's strictly fluff for fans of Powell and Pidgeon, nothing more, saved by a few choice musical numbers, and the running time is too long.


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