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Fiesta (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 12 June 1947 (USA)
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
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Jose 'Pepe' Ortega
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Señora Morales
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Conchita
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Antonio Morales
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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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M.G.M's romantic drama with music! See more »


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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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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

During Maria's bullfighting scene, bulges in her frontal shots clearly indicate that the bullfighting is being done by a male stand-in. See more »

Quotes

Antonio Morales: Well, Mario, Maria, dance! I ordered this Fiesta for you. Go on, enjoy yourselves!
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Connections

Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

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La luna enamorada
Written by Angel Ortiz De Villajos, Miriano Bolanos, Recio Leocadio and Martinez Durango
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Pleasingly mediocre little MGM programmer
10 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Nobody has too much fun at this fiesa -- supposedly MGM's ads proclaimed "See-Esther in Fiesta" apparently confusing a party with a nap-- which is a closer description of this improbably Mexican diversion. Esther battles bulls to redeem her brother's name (Montalban) after he flees the ring the pursue a career as a composer. The music he wrote is actually Copland's "El Salon de Mexico" -- a piece whose hokey, bloated exoticism meshes perfectly with this movie. Nice color photography, and the producers, as usual, found an opportunity for Williams to get wet.


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