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Yolanda and the Thief ()


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Johnny Riggs, a con man on the lam, finds himself in a Latin-American country named Patria. There, he overhears a convent-bred rich girl praying to her guardian angel for help in managing her tangled business affairs. Riggs decides to... See more »

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Johnny Parkson Riggs
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Yolanda
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Victor Budlow Trout
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Aunt Amarilla
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Duenna
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Mr. Candle
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School Teacher (as Ludwig Stossel)
Jane Green ...
Mother Superior
Remo Bufano ...
Puppeteer
Francis Pierlot ...
Padre
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Taxi Driver
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Gigi (as Ghislaine Perreau)
Charles La Torre ...
Police Lieutenant
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Major Domo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Abdo ...
Man in Lounge (uncredited)
Ed Agresti ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Yussuf Ali ...
Man in Lounge (uncredited)
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Little Boy (uncredited)
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Woman at Fiesta (uncredited)
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Chambermaid (uncredited)
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Maid (uncredited)
Boyd Bennett ...
Olaf (uncredited)
Audrey Betz ...
Stout Dowager (uncredited)
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Tallyho Man (uncredited)
Jeanne Blackford ...
Woman at Fiesta (uncredited)
Judi Blacque ...
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Lulu Mae Bohrman ...
Woman at Fiesta (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ...
Maitre d' (uncredited)
George Calliga ...
Footman (uncredited)
Gabriel Canzona ...
Man with Monkey (uncredited)
André Charlot ...
Dilettante (uncredited)
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Maid (uncredited)
Miguel Contreras ...
Man at Fiesta (uncredited)
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Hotel Lounge Waiter (uncredited)
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Shifty Man (uncredited)
David Cota ...
Bellhop (uncredited)
Peter Cusanelli ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Antonio D'Amore ...
Pierre (uncredited)
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Elderly Butler (uncredited)
Hal Darby ...
Tumbler at Fiesta (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Leander De Cordova ...
Elderly Butler (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Harold DeGarro ...
Stilt Walker at Fiesta (uncredited)
Poppy del Vando ...
Native Woman (uncredited)
George L. Derrick ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ...
Policeman (uncredited)
George Economides ...
Twin Boy (uncredited)
Michael Economides ...
Twin Boy (uncredited)
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Gatekeeper (uncredited)
Rosina Galli ...
Housekeeper (uncredited)
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Police Official on Train (uncredited)
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Maid (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ...
Tallyho Man (uncredited)
George Golden ...
Tallyho Man (uncredited)
George Humbert ...
Father on Train (uncredited)
Dorothy Jackson ...
Vocal Effects: Will You Mary Me? (uncredited)
Sheldon Jett ...
Escort (uncredited)
Ralph Johns ...
Soldier Captain (uncredited)
Toni LaRue ...
Yolanda's Maid (uncredited)
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Tallyho Man (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ...
Llama Man (uncredited)
Karen Lind ...
Yolanda's Maid (uncredited)
Oscar Loraine ...
Banillo (uncredited)
Jacques Lory ...
Painter (uncredited)
Alice Ludes ...
Vocal Effects: Will You Marry Me? (uncredited)
Floria Macias ...
Gardener's Daughter (uncredited)
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Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Conductor (uncredited)
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Mayor (uncredited)
Matt Mattox ...
Featured Dancer (uncredited)
Danna McGraw ...
Conchita (uncredited)
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Town Official (uncredited)
Chef Milani ...
Gaston, the Chef (uncredited)
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Little Boy (uncredited)
Marta Mitrovich ...
Yolanda's Maid (uncredited)
Mayo Newhall ...
Conductor (uncredited)
Lillian Nicholson ...
Native Woman (uncredited)
Skeets Noyes ...
Native Man (uncredited)
Alfred Nunez ...
Mexican Boy (uncredited)
Vic Parks ...
Tumbler at Fiesta (uncredited)
Dena Penn ...
Eight-Year-Old Girl (uncredited)
Walter Pietila ...
Tumbler at Fiesta (uncredited)
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Conductor (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ...
Woman at Fiesta (uncredited)
Rudy Rama ...
Train Steward (uncredited)
Virginia Rees ...
Specialty Line (uncredited)
Frank Remsden ...
Clown at Fiesta (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ...
Train Passenger with Mink Eyebrows (uncredited)
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Brakeman (uncredited)
Betty Russell ...
Vocal Effects: Will You Marry Me? (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
Native Man (uncredited)
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Headwaiter (uncredited)
Ward Shattuck ...
Juggler at Fiesta (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ...
Man at Fiesta (uncredited)
Dimas Sotello ...
Native Man (uncredited)
Leonard St. Leo ...
Stilt Walker at Fiesta (uncredited)
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Tallyho Man (uncredited)
Tom Tamarez ...
Man at Fiesta (uncredited)
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Gardener (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ...
Hotel Guest with Fan (uncredited)
Max Willenz ...
Tourist (uncredited)
Marek Windheim ...
Train Steward (uncredited)
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Native Woman (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra ...
Native Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Vincente Minnelli

Written by

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Jacques Théry ... (story) (as Jacques Thery) and
Ludwig Bemelmans ... (story)
 
Irving Brecher ... (screenplay)
 
Ludwig Bemelmans ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Arthur Freed ... producer
Roger Edens ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Lennie Hayton ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Charles Rosher ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George White

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons
Jack Martin Smith

Set Decoration by

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Edwin B. Willis

Costume Design by

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Irene Sharaff ... (as Sharaff)

Makeup Department

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Jack Dawn ... makeup designer

Production Management

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Hugh Boswell ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Wallace Worsley Jr. ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Richard Pefferle ... associate set decorator

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director
Joe Edmondson ... unit mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Newell Sparks ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
John A. Williams ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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A. Arnold Gillespie ... special effects
Warren Newcombe ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Mark Davis ... matte paintings camera (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John M. Nickolaus Jr. ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Frank V. Phillips ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Irene ... gowns: Miss Bremer
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Lennie Hayton ... musical director
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator
Earl Cates ... music mixer (uncredited)
Roger Edens ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Wally Heglin ... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin ... music mixer (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Henri Jaffa ... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus ... technicolor color director
Eugene Loring ... dances staged by
Henry Noerdlinger ... assistant research director (uncredited)
George Richelavie ... research director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Johnny Riggs, a con man on the lam, finds himself in a Latin-American country named Patria. There, he overhears a convent-bred rich girl praying to her guardian angel for help in managing her tangled business affairs. Riggs decides to materialize as the girl's "angel", gains her unquestioning confidence, and helps himself to the deluded girl's millions. Just as he and his partner are about to flee Patria with their booty, Riggs realizes he has fallen in love with the girl and returns the money, together with a note that is part confession and part love letter. But the larcenous duo's escape from Patria turns out to be more difficult than they could ever have imagined. Written by Dan Navarro

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Also Known As
  • Yolanda et le voleur (France)
  • Yolanda y el ladrón (Spain)
  • El ladrón y la bella (Mexico)
  • Yolanda e o Ladrão (Brazil)
  • Yolanda und der Dieb (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Budget $2,443,322 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Originally planned to star Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. Plans were abandoned when Garland was cast in the big budget western musical The Harvey Girls (1946). The two would eventually be cast opposite each other in Easter Parade (1948). See more »
Goofs During Johnny Parkson Riggs first dance / dream sequence, after the coins fall from the sky, the shadow of the camera dolly is clearly visible. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (1981). See more »
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Quotes Johnny Parkson Riggs: This isn't a country. It's a cemetery with a train running through it.
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