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Fiesta (1947)

Approved  |   |  Musical  |  12 June 1947 (USA)
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When a matador leaves town to focus on his music, his twin sister takes on his identity in the bullfighting ring.

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Mario Morales
John Carroll ...
Jose 'Pepe' Ortega
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Señora Morales
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Conchita
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Antonio Morales
Hugo Haas ...
Maximino Contreras
Jean Van ...
Joey Preston ...
Mario Morales, as a child
Frank Puglia ...
Doctor
Los Bocheros ...
The Basque Singers
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The Tourist
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Storyline

Famous matador Antonio Morales's disappointment turns to joy when his wife's pregnancy yields twins, and the second child is the hoped for boy. Morales names his twins Maria and Mario, and as soon as he is old enough, begins to train Mario for the bull-fighting ring. However, Mario's interests lie more in music, while his sister Maria is fascinated with the ring. Eventually, Mario is angered by the high demands of his father and leaves town for a chance to study with a famous composer. Mario abandoning the bullring brings disgrace to the family name, but Maria has a plan... Written by L. Hamre

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12 June 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fiesta brava  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song 'La Bamba', in the soundtrack, would be a hit record for Ritchie Valens in 1958. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the first bullfighting scene when Maria is posing as Mario, we see her wave at the crowd with her matador hat in her hand, then we see her toss her hat into the crowd, then we see her walking with the hat in her hand and finally see her waving at the crowd without her hat. See more »

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Montalban's piano playing unaccounted for
4 November 2000 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I've viewed this film over and over and my piano training says there's no trick photography in the scenes where Montalban plays Green's adaptation of El Salon Mexico. I'm sure the beat-up old piano is not the actual sound source, but Montalban is hitting all the right keys at the right time! His technique is well above average, and anyone who could even fake that well would have to be able to play well too. Yet there's no mention of musical skill or training in any of his bios, nor does he play in any later films. Can anyone shed some light on this mysterious aspect of the multi-talented Senor Montalban?


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