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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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PEPE...THE MOST FABULOUS FUNE SHOW EVER ON THE SCREEN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Rumble dance routine that Suzie performs is based on the dancing style from 'West Side Story'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 18 December 1960 (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Faraway Part of Town
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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Amazing time capsule, terrible movie
14 June 2005 | by (San Juan, Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

It's really hard to rate this movie. On the one hand, it's a true time capsule of 1960..every mega star is here..including practically the whole rat pack. On the other hand , this is a an extremely corny movie about a man and his donkey.

What is really painful to watch is what the movie does to the Cantinflas persona. In his Mexican movies, he is street smart but with a sentimental side. Sort of a Mexican Little Tramp. In his Mexican movies this persona became more and more sentimental and less street smart as years went by. But nothing can prepare you for this movie. In it, the Cantinflas persona becomes a virtual moron. He is such an ignorant fool it is almost painful to watch.

I remember seeing this movie with my grandmother and mother at the old Radio City theater in Santurce. I was a boy expecting a Cantinflas movie and was surprised to see a movie like this.

Still I have fond memories and I feel that the movie deserves a DVD release. In fact this movie doesn't even show up on AMC or TCM. And its a shame because this movie is an interesting way to go back to 1960.


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