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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ball in der Botschaft See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Loew's 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 »

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

Featured in Private Screenings: Jane Powell (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

And Dreams Remain
(uncredited)
Music by Raoul Soler
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
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Oh, Jane Powell Could Act!
19 October 2014 | by westeggSee all my reviews

I'm a bit late to this discussion, but the reviewer who kept harping on Powell not being an actress makes no sense. She carries herself quite well; of course she can act. Geez--she's charming and handles the role well. Someone who can't act would come across as a clueless amateur. Powell did just fine here and elsewhere. Look at SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.

Oh yeah, and ROYAL WEDDING. Powell did well opposite many a Hollywood star.

Anyway, even though this movie is hardly among the classics, it's a fine showcase for Powell.


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