Holiday in Mexico (1946)

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The U.S. Ambassador's (Walter Pidgeon) daughter falls for a Mexican pianist (Jose Iturbi) old enough to be her grandfather.



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Cast overview:
Jeffrey Evans
José Iturbi ...
Stanley Owen
Ilona Massey ...
Countess Toni Karpathy
Xavier Cugat ...
Xavier Cugat
Christine Evans
Hugo Haas ...
Angus, Evans' butler
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Helene Stanley ...
Yvette Baranga
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Sam, Evans' chauffeur
Amparo Iturbi ...
Tonia Hero ...
Mouse (Iturbi Grandchild)
Teresa Hero ...
Mouse (Iturbi Grandchild)


The U.S. Ambassador's (Walter Pidgeon) daughter falls for a Mexican pianist (Jose Iturbi) old enough to be her grandfather.

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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

September 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ball in der Botschaft  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of two films in which a young Fidel Castro appears as an extra, mostly in crowd scenes. See more »


After her party, Christine and her father are talking in her room. There is a close-up of the drawing of her father. In later shots, it is a different picture. The face in the picture is at a different angle. See more »


References That Certain Age (1938) See more »


Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Oh, Jane Powell Could Act!
19 October 2014 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm a bit late to this discussion, but the reviewer who kept harping on Powell not being an actress makes no sense. She carries herself quite well; of course she can act. Geez--she's charming and handles the role well. Someone who can't act would come across as a clueless amateur. Powell did just fine here and elsewhere. Look at SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.

Oh yeah, and ROYAL WEDDING. Powell did well opposite many a Hollywood star.

Anyway, even though this movie is hardly among the classics, it's a fine showcase for Powell.

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