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Release Date:
March 1961 (Austria) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Cantinflas ... Pepe

Dan Dailey ... Ted Holt

Shirley Jones ... Suzie Murphy
Carlos Montalbán ... Rodriguez
Vicki Trickett ... Lupita
Matt Mattox ... Dancer
Hank Henry ... Sands Manager
Suzanne Lloyd ... Carmen
Carlos Rivas ... Carlos

Maurice Chevalier ... Himself

Bing Crosby ... Himself

Michael Callan ... Dancer

Richard Conte ... Himself

Bobby Darin ... Himself

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself

Jimmy Durante ... Himself

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Herself

Judy Garland ... Vocalist on Radio (singing voice)

Greer Garson ... Herself

Hedda Hopper ... Herself

Joey Bishop ... Himself

Ernie Kovacs ... Immigration Inspector

Peter Lawford ... Himself

Janet Leigh ... Herself

Jack Lemmon ... Dalphne

Jay North ... Dennis the Menace (as Jay 'Dennis the Menace' North)

Kim Novak ... Herself

André Previn ... Himself

Donna Reed ... Herself

Debbie Reynolds ... Herself

Edward G. Robinson ... Edward G. Robinson

Cesar Romero ... Himself

Frank Sinatra ... Himself

Billie Burke ... Herself

Ann B. Davis ... Schultzy (as Ann B. 'Schultzy' Davis)

William Demarest ... Movie Studio Gateman
E.E. Fogelson ... Fogelson (as Col. E. E. Fogelson)
Jack Entratter ... 'Big' Jack Entratter (as 'Big' Jack Entratter)
Jane Robinson ... Jane Robinson
Bunny Waters ... Herself

Charles Coburn ... Himself
King Cotton the Horse ... Don Juan (as Don Juan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dean Martin ... Himself

Dorothy Abbott ... Girl (uncredited)
James Bacon ... Bartender (uncredited)
Steve Baylor ... Parking Attendant (uncredited)
Stephen Bekassy ... Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
Lela Bliss ... Dowager at Sands (uncredited)
John Burnside ... Parking Attendant (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Bit Part (uncredited)
James Cavanaugh ... Dealer (uncredited)

Tony Curtis ... Himself (uncredited)
Shirley DeBurgh ... Dancer (uncredited)
Carol Douglas ... Waitress (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Sands Patron (uncredited)
Bonnie Green ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Sands Patron (uncredited)
Joe Hyams ... Charro (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Sands Extra / Airline Attendant (uncredited)
David Landfield ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Luba Lisa ... Dancer with Maurice Chevalier (uncredited)
Jeanne Manet ... French Woman (uncredited)
Margie Nelson ... Patron (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Sands Patron (uncredited)
Francisco Reiguera ... Priest (uncredited)
Freddie Roberto ... Cashier (uncredited)
Billy Snyder ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Wilder's Assistant Director (uncredited)
Jim Waters ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Immigration Officer (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Sidney 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Binyon 
Leslie Bush-Fekete  play "Broadway Zauber aka Broadway Magic"
Dorothy Kingsley 
Sonya Levien  story
Leonard Spigelgass  story

Produced by
Jacques Gelman .... associate producer
George Sidney .... producer
Original Music by
Johnny Green 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald  (as Joe MacDonald)
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
Viola Lawrence 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Silver .... assistant director
Art Department
Gunther Gerszo .... associate art director
Sound Department
James Z. Flaster .... sound director
Charles J. Rice .... sound director
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gordon T. Dawson .... set costumer (uncredited)
Music Department
Johnny Green .... general music supervisor
Maury Winetrobe .... music editor
Alexander Courage .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Jack Dumont .... musician (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... conductor (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Roger Edens .... special material and routines: "Pepe" and "Mimi"
Eugene Loring .... choreographer
Alex Romero .... choreographer
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
195 min | 158 min (cut version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

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The Rumble dance routine that Suzie performs is based on the dancing style from 'West Side Story'.See more »
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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
All-star hodgepodge, 4 November 2002
Author: shinquiz from New York, NY

It seems as if the 195-minute print of this all-star oddity has forever been pulled from circulation. However the remaining 157-minute version is quite long enough. This movie has always been made fun of, but as misguided as it is, it is still entertaining, if only because it is so crammed full of guest appearances.

Here's who you get: Greer Garson trying to buy a prize horse; Edward G. Robinson playing himself though he is seen here as a famous film producer; Ernie Kovacs as an immigration inspector; William Demarest as a studio gate keeper; Zsa Zsa Gabor reading a copy of "The Interns" to promote Columbia's upcoming film version; Bing Crosby signing Cantinflas's tortilla and joining him in a few lines of "South of the Border"; Jay North playing Dennis the Menace; Billie Burke hitting Charles Coburn with a slingshot; Jack Lemmon dressed as Daphne from "Some Like It Hot" in a bizarre sequence involving a parking lot; Andre Previn at the piano while Bobby Darin sings a terrific number called "That's How It Went, All Right"; Michael Callan, Shirley Jones, and Matt Mattox doing a sizzling dance called "The Rumble"; Judy Garland (heard but not seen) singing "The Faraway Part of Town" on the radio; Ann B. Davis playing her "Shultzy" character from "The Bob Cummings Show" but here assigned to working as Edward G. Robinson's secretary; Donna Reed making cutesy banter with Dan Dailey about her then-current TV series; a trip to the Sands Casino in Las Vegas where we see Peter Lawford and Richard Conte standing around in the lobby, Sammy Davis Jr. doing impressions to "Hooray for Hollywood", Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin gambling, Cesar Romero hanging out at the slot machines, a dejected Jimmy Durante losing at cards, and Joey Bishop saying "son of a gun"; Hedda Hopper boarding a plane; a ghastly sequence in which a miniature Debbie Reynolds drunkenly dancing with Cantinflas on Dan Dailey's desktop to "Tequila"; a delightful moment when Dailey and Cantinflas join Maurice Chevalier in dancing to "Mimi"; Janet Leigh being surprised in the bathtub the same year as her "Psycho" shower; Tony Curtis getting pushed into an indoor pool; and Kim Novak giving advice on buying a wedding ring.

Somehow I find this hodgepodge strangely irresistible.

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