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Release Date:
March 1961 (Austria) See more »
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Tagline:
A New Excitement in Screen Entertainment! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Cantinflas Has The Last Laugh See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (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 ... Maurice Chevalier

Bing Crosby ... Bing Crosby

Michael Callan ... Dancer

Richard Conte ... Richard Conte

Bobby Darin ... Bobby Darin

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Sammy Davis Jr.

Jimmy Durante ... Jimmy Durante

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

Greer Garson ... Greer Garson

Hedda Hopper ... Hedda Hopper

Joey Bishop ... Joey Bishop

Ernie Kovacs ... Immigration Inspector

Peter Lawford ... Peter Lawford

Janet Leigh ... Janet Leigh

Jack Lemmon ... Jack Lemmon

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

Kim Novak ... Kim Novak

André Previn ... André Previn

Donna Reed ... Donna Reed

Debbie Reynolds ... Debbie Reynolds

Edward G. Robinson ... Edward G. Robinson

Cesar Romero ... Cesar Romero

Frank Sinatra ... Frank Sinatra

Billie Burke ... Billie Burke

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 ... Bunny Waters

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

Dean Martin ... Dean Martin

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 ... Tony Curtis (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)
James Waters ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Immigration Officer (uncredited)

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
George Sidney  story (uncredited)
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
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (as Sandy Courage)
Johnny Green .... general music supervisor
Johnny Green .... music by
George Sidney .... songs by
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)
Jakob Gimpel .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... conductor (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Eugene Worsely Jr. .... musician: clarinet (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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  • RCA  sound recording

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180 min | 158 min (cut version)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

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"Pepe" premiered in Hollywood on December 27, 1960. The Columbia Pictures feature, starring the Mexican film star Mario Moreno, "Cantinflas," in the title role, was directed by George Sidney. A multitude of cameo appearances attempted to replicate the success of Mario Moreno'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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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Cantinflas Has The Last Laugh, 24 May 2006
Author: aguilaranch from United States

It was Easter Sunday 1960 that I saw this movie with my parents. What a treat! My grandmother use to take me to see his hilarious movies here in S. Texas. He was the "Charlie Chaplin" of Mexico, comedic, as well as a dramatic actor loved by everyone. It may not have been the commercial success as Around The World In Eighty Days, but entertaining none the less. He may have been given the stereo typical poor hapless Mexican, yet I guess he had the last laugh! When was the last time a movie was centered around a poor Mexican with the most noted stars of the era? I counted at least 37! I still remember the cheery song "Pepe". When I hear "Tequila" today I still think of the dance he did with Debbie Reynolds and that big bottle they popped out of. I wish they'd release it on DVD, I'd be the first in line to buy it!!!

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