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Fred M. Wilcox
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 5 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Seattle 27 April 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in both Phoenix and Honolulu 18 May 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5) and on KHVH (Channel 13), in Norfolk VA 5 June 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Portland OR 7 June 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Syracuse 5 July 1957 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Chicago 27 July 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Memphis 22 November 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 20 February 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Altoona PA 16 March 1958 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in San Francisco 18 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); in New York City its earliest documented airing took place 3 July 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »
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 »
"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 »
Colorful and breezy, but it never really gets out of Culver City.
Randall Brandt is exactly right. This is a "Holiday in Mexico"? Produced by MGM at the height of its power, glory, not to mention financial resources, and yet the darned thing never gets outside a Culver City sound stage? Couldn't they at least have sent a camera crew to Mexico City to film some establishing shots in the major thoroughfares, parks, museums, etc.? Very disappointing.
This might just as well have been titled "Holiday in Burbank."
As to the story, it's flimsy at best. In its favor is the rich Technicolor photography which has never been equaled, plus some good musical numbers. The cast is good, with Walter Pidgeon in his most ambassadorial form as the father of the spunky young Jane Powell. Jose Iturbi and his sister play some great piano, as well!
Worth viewing, though at 128 minutes it's a bit long. "Holiday in Mexico" is an example of how Hollywood used to view (or didn't view) other countries.
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