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Martes de carnaval  »

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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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Torchy Larue: [Cramming for exams in the strip club where she dances] I'm having trouble correlating the personality compensation theory of Schuman. He calls his thesis Alter Ego Recognition.
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Referenced in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) See more »

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A Fiddle and a Rifle
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Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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Mediocre teen musical lifted by charming Carere performance
13 November 2000 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is a grade B musical with an implausible plot. Military cadets stage a raffle so one of them can go to the Mardi Gras and ask a French actress to be homecoming queen. Honestly! Is that not a stupid premise for a film? Pat Boone performs with complete lack of passion. Tommy Sands and Gary Crosby are incredibly obnoxious sidekicks and the Oscar-nominated song score (Bourbon Street Blues, Shenandoah, What Stonewall Jackson Said, Mardi Gras, Just Like The Pioneers, Bigger Than All Of Texas, That Man, Loyalty, I'll Remember Tonight) has only one gem in it (the love song I'll Remember Tonight) - Newman was nominated both for the song score and the jazzy, New Orleans type background scoring which ranges from mediocre to serviceable. The only things going for it are the pastel tones of the DeLuxe Color and the charming, natural and delightful performance of Christine Carere as the French actress. She is fresh and natural in the Leslie Caron style and is the only thing worth watching the film for these days. She made only 21 movies before retiring from film in 1966. Unless you are a Pat Boone fan (and this is far from his best), don't bother.


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