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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 »
NewsDesk:
(27 articles)
Zsa Zsa Gabor Passes Away at 99
 (From MovieWeb. 19 December 2016, 9:07 AM, PST)

Judy by the Numbers: "The Faraway Part of Town"
 (From FilmExperience. 3 August 2016, 5:30 AM, PDT)

Marni Nixon, Famous Playback Singer For Movie Musical Actresses, Dies at 86
 (From Indiewire. 25 July 2016, 10:24 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Amazing time capsule, terrible movie 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  screenplay
Leslie Bush-Fekete  play "Broadway Zauber aka Broadway Magic"
Dorothy Kingsley  screenplay
Sonya Levien  story
George Sidney  screenplay
George Sidney  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 
 
Art Direction by
Ted Haworth 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Phil Abramson  (as Philip Q. Abramson)
William Kiernan 
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
 
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
Walter Hill .... assistant director (as Wally Hill)
George Rhein .... 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
Johnny Green .... orchestrator
Earle Hagen .... orchestrator
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)
Sol Kaplan .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Milton Raskin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet (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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Runtime:
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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Trivia:
The film's length gave Columbia inordinate problems, especially as it was a major box-office flop. Its first screening was at a length of 195 minutes, but by the time of its European openings in the Spring of 1961, it had been shortened to 170 minutes, with many star cameos noticeably trimmed. Later showings, especially on television, have been trimmed further.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Some Like It Hot (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
TequilaSee more »

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23 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Amazing time capsule, terrible movie, 14 June 2005
Author: josem1999 from San Juan, Puerto Rico

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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