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The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time.

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Pepe
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Ted Holt
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Suzie Murphy
Carlos Montalbán ...
Rodriguez
Vicki Trickett ...
Lupita
Matt Mattox ...
Dancer
Hank Henry ...
Sands Manager
Suzanne Lloyd ...
Carmen
Carlos Rivas ...
Carlos
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Himself
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Himself
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Dancer
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Himself
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Himself
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The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time.

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Comedy | Musical

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26 April 1962 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Pepe - Was kann die Welt schon kosten  »

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"Pepe" premiered in Hollywood on December 27, 1960. The Columbia Pictures' feature, staring the Mexican film star Mario Morena, "Cantinflas," in the title role, was directed by George Sidney. A multitude of cameo appearances attempted to replicate the success of Mario Morena's American debut, notably, "Around The World in Eighty Days," produced in 1956 by Mike Todd. The Hollywood Hill top swimming pool sequence was filmed on property owned by Brian Aherne and Joan Fontaine. The Eastern property point overlooking Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, and the panorama to the West, was located at the end of North Crescent Heights Boulevard, adjacent Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard and Laurel Canyon. Columbia Studios' "Pepe" art director Ted Hayworth selected the location for the swimming pool scene-encounter. The studio built a full size swimming pool, on the bluff overlooking Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. The entire set was fabricated on the bluff for this scene, with the four columned two story (Aherne-Fontaine) mansion as the backdrop for reverse camera angle shots. Upon completion of filming, everything built for the setting was removed, with the property restored back to the original condition. During the mid 60's, after Aherne and Fontaine's divorce in 1959, the mansion hill-top was sold, abandoned, becoming a Sunset Strip hippie enclave fort; the mansion was demolished in the late 60's; Great Western, sub-dividing the hill-top, developed home sights selling for approximately $350,000 to $500,000 in the late 1970's. See more »

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Soundtracks

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Lyrics by Dory Previn (as Dory Langdon)
Music by André Previn
Conducted by André Previn
Sung by Judy Garland on the radio and danced by Shirley Jones and Dan Dailey
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It is one of my most loved movie escapes.
3 September 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Now that I have read some put downs, I need to respond.

This movie 'PEPE' (1960) George Sidney, was just what tens of thousands of other movies is, and are supposed to do, that is to give you an escape.

Give you an escape from everyday blaze. It's funny, musical, short on a fabulous plot but wonderful to watch especially if you like to dream that maybe some small unknown would be able to brush elbows with the stars of the era, and save his ('son' as he says) to boot. What's so bad about that??

I'm sorry "Mario Moreno Reyes" Cantinflas did not get a fair shake from Hollywood he had such potential. In my book this is a must see.


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