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Masquerade in Mexico (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 December 1945 (USA)
An American singer stranded in Mexico is hired by a banker to distract a Mexican matador who is making a play for the banker's wife. They hatch a scheme whereby she pretends to be a Spanish countess.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Karl Tunberg (screenplay), Edwin Justus Mayer (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dorothy Lamour ... Angel O'Reilly
Arturo de Córdova ... Manolo Segovia
Patric Knowles ... Thomas Grant
Ann Dvorak ... Helen Grant
George Rigaud ... Boris Cassall
Natalie Schafer ... Irene Denny
Mikhail Rasumny ... Paolo
Billy Daniel Billy Daniel ... Rico Fenway
The Guadalajara Trio The Guadalajara Trio ... Spanish Singing Trio
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Storyline

An American singer stranded in Mexico is hired by a banker to distract a Mexican matador who is making a play for the banker's wife. They hatch a scheme whereby she pretends to be a Spanish countess.

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Plot Keywords:

singer | mexico | remake | See All (3) »

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DOTTY ALL DOLLED TO LURE AND TEMPT THOSE MEXICAN WOLVES! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tower Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - August 28, 1946 - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy

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According to director Mitchell Leisen, "rubber cement, tape, and everything else" were used to keep up the bodice of the dress of Dorothy Lamour so that it would not descend to below Production Code limitations. See more »

Connections

Remake of Midnight (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Buscandote (That's Love)
(uncredited)
Written by Agustín Lara
English Lyrics by Ben Raleigh and Bernie Wayne
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Masquerade in Mexico - Great film!
31 August 2016 | by mcannady1See all my reviews

Yesterday I finally received a great copy of this film I had liked on TV as a young child in the 60's. Though I am more into melodramas and suspense films, I thought I would try this one with the lush Mexico settings and lovely music.

I noticed some comments here and realize that everyone has his own opinion. After watching the film all the way through, I brought out my copy of Midnight with Claudette Colbert. Yes, I am a really big Claudette fan, but came to like Dorothy in her 40's films; her lovely and gentle manner, great singing voice really enhanced this film.

Yes, I like the wildly witty Midnight with Claudette, John Barrymore, and Don AMeche.

But, Dorothy singing It's Love and some others was very appealing. Too bad the film had cut Perfidia. I would love to have heard her sing this song my dad had liked during WWII. But it was not in the film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasia Mexicana See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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