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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasia Mexicana See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. 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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Mexican fantasy
7 September 2019 | by MegaSuperstarSee all my reviews

The films of Mitchell Leisen do have that special touch that confers them a particular brightness and interest. In this movie Dorothy Lamour plays a thief's (George Rigaud) girlfiend tricked to carry a stolen smuggling diamond to Mexico whithout her knowledge. Once there she gets rid of the jewel by putting it into a strange's pocket who happens to be Patric Knowles. A succession of events and the meeting with Mexican famous torero (Arturo de Córdova, who also appeared in Leisen's Frenchman's creek) who runs after her lead to a Mexican villa where miss Lamour sings some songs disguised as a Spanish countess. But Thomas' wife Helen (Ann Dvorak) is soon jealous of her and plans to unmask her when she discovers her true identity. Miss Lamour sings several south american songs like "Adiós mariquita linda","Noche de ronda" and "Buscándote" and she also sung Perfidia that was sadly deleted from the movie in the end. Stunning Edith Head fashions and luxurious scenography add a styling and fascinating touch to the movie. It is a pity it was not filmed in glorious technicolor. As a curiosity, actor Juan Torena (Del mismo barro) appears uncredited as master of ceremonies.


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