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Fiesta (1941)

Cholita, after a long absence in Mexico City, is returning home to take up her duties as head of the rancho and, as everyone expects, to marry her childhood sweetheart José. Expectations ... See full summary »

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... Cholita (as Anne Ayars)
... José (as George Negrete)
... Cuca
... Fernando Gómez
... Don Hernandez - Cholita's Uncle
Nick Moro ... Pedro
Frank Yaconelli ... Pablo
George Humbert ... Pancho
Francisco Moreno ... Paco (as Paco Moreno)
Betty Bryson ... Pancho's Wife
Carlos Valadez ... Oaxoco Plume Dancer
José Arias ... Leader of the Mexican Tipica Orchestra
The Guadalajara Trio ... Band
Tipíca Orchestra of the Mexico City Police ... Orchestra
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Cholita, after a long absence in Mexico City, is returning home to take up her duties as head of the rancho and, as everyone expects, to marry her childhood sweetheart José. Expectations are somewhat dashed as she shows up with Fernando to whom she is engaged. This makes José and Cholita's uncle more than a little bit put out as Fernando is not only not a Mexican, he is also a city slicker afraid of the country. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Approved
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28 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Gaiety  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Re-titled Gaiety, this film was first telecast (in B&W) in New York City Wednesday 17 November July 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

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El Ralajo
Written by Lamberto Leyva, Jesús Castillón and Oscar Felix
Performed by Jorge Negrete and The Guadalajara Trio
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Tinny Technicolor Trifle
25 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Shot on just the one set crowded with sombreros and flamenco dresses, this tinny studio-bound Hal Roach streamliner is very much a throwback to the early Technicolor musicals 'La Cucuracha' (1934) and 'Dancing Pirate' (1936), and further back still to the concluding Technicolor portion of the 1929 'Rio Rita'.

Despite singing a song with the preposterous title "Never Trust a Jumping Bean", of the two femmes the tiny Armida far outshines top-billed opera star Anne Ayars (who looks considerably older than Armida despite being seven years younger). And Armida has two ranches!

There's very little plot to speak of, although a brief comic interlude when a character falls into a tub of flour and is taken to be a ghost reminds us that this is a Hal Roach production.


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