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Carnival in Costa Rica (1947)

Two pairs of lovers try to thwart an arranged marriage at Costa Rican fiesta time.

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Pepe Castro
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Celeste
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Mama Elsa Molina
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Papa Rico Molina
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Papa Castro
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Maria Molina
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Padre Rafael
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Hotel Clerk
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Juan Molina
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Mama Castro
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Storyline

Pepe Castro and Luisa Molina return to Costa Rica from U.S. schools to find that their parents have arranged their marriage. Pepe has brought his new sweetheart Celeste with him from the USA, but can't get a word in edgewise with his father. Then Luisa meets American coffee buyer Jeff Stephens at the fiesta. Meanwhile, the obtuse parents continue to plan the wrong marriage... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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MAGNIFICO! TERRIFICO! (original print media ad - all caps)

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19 May 1947 (Sweden)  »

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Karneval i Costa Rica  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

During Louisa's dream wedding sequence, her sister Maria disappears and then reappears from the background. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Monkees: Monkees Marooned (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

MARACA
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
English Lyrics by Harry Ruby
Performed by the Lecuona Cuban Boys
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Cesar a bit long in the tooth
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cesar was 40 when this movie was made, at least a decade and a half older than the character should be for an arranged marriage. It appears they tried to hide his age via makeup and hair dye, but these ruses are as convincing as happy, dirt-free coffee-pickers singing their way through a day of hot drudgery. Having said that, this movie, seen in January 2007 on the Fox Movie Channel, is surprisingly watchable. The costumes and dancing and songs are easy on the eyes. Cesar may be too old to play a young buck dealing with parents trying to arrange a marriage, but he is still the great Cesar Romero, of later fame as "The Joker" on Batman.


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