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Carlos Estrada, a busboy in a Cuban hotel who wants to become a composer, is rebuffed by Mama Valdez when he tries to get her daughter, singer-dancer Lolita Veldez, to use one of his songs.... See full summary »

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Carlos Estrada, a busboy in a Cuban hotel who wants to become a composer, is rebuffed by Mama Valdez when he tries to get her daughter, singer-dancer Lolita Veldez, to use one of his songs. Carlos thinks Lolita, who he has not met, is the one who turned him down. He unexpectedly becomes the leader of the hotel band, and they set out for Havana by bus to find a singer and dancer to join them in the grand rumba contest at the annual carnival. Lolita, who has her heart set on winning the contest, slips out of her hotel and heads for Havana in a car driven by an American agent, Marge Henley, who is trying to sign her up. With the police, called by her mother, in pursuit she abandons the car and catches the band bus and, under an assumed name, persuades Carlos to take her to Havana with the band. Later, learning her true identity, Carlos cools toward her. Will they clear up the misunderstanding? Will they win the big contest? Will romance conquer all? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Viva Cuba, Viva Desi!
8 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the first Desi Arnaz movie sans Lucy that I watch and all I have to say is WATCH IT!I was really impressed with Desi Arnaz's presence and one-liners here when Ricky Ricardo wasn't even around yet.There's a lot of great musical numbers and songs throughout the movie that make you shake the maracas and wanting more. Great songs, romance and a bit of comedy make this a great experience. Desi looks his best and Mary Hatcher is a beautiful girl and their chemistry goes through the screen. Finally this movie gives Desi the credit he deserves for once.This movie should be remastered and released in DVD sometime in the future, since I'm afraid my tape is going to wear out!


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