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Cast overview:
Paul Newell
Christine Carère ...
Michelle Marton
Barry Denton
Eadie West
Gary Crosby ...
Tony Collins
Al Curtis
Dick Saglon (as Richard Sargent)
Jennifer West ...
Sylvia Simmons
Geraldine Wall ...
Ann Harris
King Calder ...
Lt. Col. Vaupell
Comdr. Tydings


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Release Date:

18 November 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martes de carnaval  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The role of the gorilla was played by one of Hollywood's leading "gorilla performers," Charles Gemora. This film would be his last performance. For the remaining few years of his life, he worked in the makeup department on future films. See more »


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Music by Sammy Fain
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Not at all promising as a musical--nor as a teen frolic--but Boone is quite good...
6 February 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Studious cadet at a military academy wins the student raffle to travel down to New Orleans at Mardi Gras time to hopefully meet a popular starlet from Hollywood. Despite an original story by Curtis Harrington (!) and the Oscar-nominated musical direction from Lionel Newman, "Mardi Gras" seems cramped and uninspired. Pat Boone does some good work in the lead, but his blandly 'charming' cohorts are hardly appealing: Gary Crosby shamelessly pokes fun at father Bing, while Tommy Sands seems to disintegrate after his early solo and Richard (Dick) Sargent stands around with his arms folded. The early scenes at the academy work best (think "Taps" with music), however these characters are not worth following and their adventures do not reap big returns. *1/2 from ****

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