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Holiday in Mexico (1946)

The U.S. Ambassador's (Walter Pidgeon) daughter falls for a Mexican pianist (Jose Iturbi) old enough to be her grandfather.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

William Kozlenko (story), Isobel Lennart
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Cast

Cast overview:
Walter Pidgeon ... Jeffrey Evans
José Iturbi ... José Iturbi
Roddy McDowall ... Stanley Owen
Ilona Massey ... Countess Toni Karpathy
Xavier Cugat ... Xavier Cugat
Jane Powell ... Christine Evans
Hugo Haas ... Angus, Evans' butler
Mikhail Rasumny ... Baranga
Helene Stanley ... Yvette Baranga
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Sam, Evans' chauffeur
Amparo Iturbi Amparo Iturbi ... Herself
Tonia Hero Tonia Hero ... Mouse (Iturbi Grandchild)
Teresa Hero Teresa Hero ... Mouse (Iturbi Grandchild)
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Storyline

The U.S. Ambassador's (Walter Pidgeon) daughter falls for a Mexican pianist (Jose Iturbi) old enough to be her grandfather.

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M-G-M presents its Gayest Musical Romance in Carnival TECHNICOLOR


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ball in der Botschaft See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Jane Powell's first film for MGM. See more »

Goofs

After her party, Christine and her father are talking in her room. There is a close-up of the drawing of her father. In later shots, it is a different picture. The face in the picture is at a different angle. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Owen: Christine, what happened to your face? Why you look so horrible ?
Christine Evans: What ? Oh that's because I'm not dressed yet that's all. All girls look like this before they're dressed.
Stanley Owen: They do? Christine, I think that's deceitful
Yvette Baranga: Bon soir Stanley.
Stanley Owen: Yvette, before you are dressed, do you look horrible?
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Alternate Versions

"Why So Gloomy?", a musical number featuring Jane Powell and a Chinese boy, was cut from the film. It is included in the "Musical Jukebox" feature of the 2004 That's Entertainment! DVD box set. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Csak Egy Szep Lany
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Innocuous fun
7 July 2001 | by monkeyface_siSee all my reviews

If you have an hour and a half to kill and enjoy Jane Powell's singing and Walter Pidgeon's dashing good looks, this beats the heck out of watching this week's third installment of Dateline NBC. Seriously, the music is very good, the comedy is fast, and the sweetness is easy to take. Totally forgettable fluff, but an enjoyable way to pass time.


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