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Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 11 October 1940 (USA)
An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ricardo Quintana
... Glenda Crawford
... Carmen Miranda
... Binnie Crawford
... Casiano
... Don Diego Quintana
... Helen Carson (as Katharine Aldridge)
... Tito Acuna
... Esteban
Robert Conway ... Jimmy Blake
... Sebastian
Bobby Stone ... Panchito
... Dr. Arturo Padilla
... One of the Nicholas Brothers
... One of the Nicholas Brothers
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An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

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The South American Way! With a pretty American debutante and her dashing Argentine sweetheart...in the gayest of adventures from New York to Buenos Aires! (original ad) See more »


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11 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Argentijnse nachten  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Starting with this film, Betty Grable would blossom as the box-office queen of Technicolor musicals. Between 1940 and 1955, Miss Grable was showcased in 22 tailor-made color vehicles at Twentieth Century-Fox, plus one at Columbia, Three for the Show (1955). Note: Betty's last movie, How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955), was shot in Color by DeLuxe. See more »

Goofs

Although Edward Fielding is listed in the credits as having portrayed Glenda Crawford's father, Willis Crawford, he is nowhere to be seen throughout the entire movie. See more »

Quotes

Glenda Crawford, aka Glenda Cunningham: Excuse me, I've got to go see a man about a horse.
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Soundtracks

Down Argentina Way
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Spanish lyrics by Carlos Albert
Sung by Betty Grable and Don Ameche
Sung and danced by The Nicholas Brothers
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Grable, Miranda, Nicholas Bros. Technicolor, this film has it all!
30 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Of its genre, one of the greatest musicals ever. Betty makes male hearts swoon (and that's not all)! Any questions as to why she was number one with our boys overseas? Carmen is a firecracker and the Nicholas Brothers have never been duplicated. This film was much more about the players than the meat of the film. Meat-wise just a bunch of fluff, but performance-wise and production-wise, excellent!


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