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Adapted from the book, "Mexican Village," by Josefina Niggli, the film tells three interwoven love stories against the background of a feud between two villages. Cyd Charisse and Rick Jason are the lovers in a tender romance; Vittorio Gassman and Yvonne DeCarlo the lovers in a tragic romance; and Pier Angeli and Ricardo Montalban the lovers in a gay romance. Written by
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Paying mind to the ever growing South American market MGM made this trilogy of love stories in Mexico of the romances of three guys from the same small village. Sombrero is kind of like Three On A Match or if you will a film from a rival studio that came out around the same time, 20th Century Fox's Three Coins In The Fountain.
Vittorio Gassman is the son of Walter Hampden the local Ben Cartwright of the area and he's married to Nina Foch in a loveless union. It was one of those arranged deals, Gassman really loves Yvonne DeCarlo a poor peasant girl, they've had a thing going since they were kids. He's got himself some bad news, one of those unnamed Hollywood diseases that might make him go any time. Sounds awfully like an aneurysm.
Incidentally Foch got a career role in this one and the best performance in the film. The woman really spits fire in this part.
Rick Jason falls for Cyd Charisse the sister of matador Jose Greco who treats her like a possession. Some serious hints of unrequited incest here. Charisse longs to break free and love the guy who's a happy go lucky sort who sells candy at the Corrida. The gypsies provide a solution.
The comedy comes from Ricardo Montalban and his pursuit of Thomas Gomez's pride and joy Pier Angeli. Gomez is from a neighboring village and they've got a feud with where Montalban comes from. Nobody from that place is marrying his little sugarplum. There are some chase scenes rivaling the Keystone Cops.
A nice trilogy of romances from Mexico with a great ensemble cast for Sombrero.
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