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Fiesta (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 12 June 1947 (USA)
When a matador leaves town to focus on his music, his twin sister takes on his identity in the bullfighting ring.

Director:

Richard Thorpe
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Esther Williams ... Maria Morales
Akim Tamiroff ... Chato Vasquez
Ricardo Montalban ... Mario Morales
John Carroll ... Jose 'Pepe' Ortega
Mary Astor ... Señora Morales
Cyd Charisse ... Conchita
Fortunio Bonanova ... Antonio Morales
Hugo Haas ... Maximino Contreras
Jean Van ... Maria Morales, as a child
Joey Preston Joey Preston ... Mario Morales, as a child
Frank Puglia ... Doctor
Los Bocheros Los Bocheros ... The Basque Singers
Alan Napier ... The Tourist
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Storyline

Famous matador Antonio Morales's disappointment turns to joy when his wife's pregnancy yields twins, and the second child is the hoped for boy. Morales names his twins Maria and Mario, and as soon as he is old enough, begins to train Mario for the bull-fighting ring. However, Mario's interests lie more in music, while his sister Maria is fascinated with the ring. Eventually, Mario is angered by the high demands of his father and leaves town for a chance to study with a famous composer. Mario abandoning the bullring brings disgrace to the family name, but Maria has a plan... Written by L. Hamre

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Trivia

American film (credited) debut of Ricardo Montalban. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the first bullfighting scene when Maria is posing as Mario, we see her wave at the crowd with her matador hat in her hand, then we see her toss her hat into the crowd, then we see her walking with the hat in her hand and finally see her waving at the crowd without her hat. See more »

Quotes

Antonio Morales: Well, Mario, Maria, dance! I ordered this Fiesta for you. Go on, enjoy yourselves!
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Connections

Referenced in Teresa (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Jarabe Tapatío (The Mexican Hat Dance)
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Movie was very good, but John Carroll just didn't get as good a part as he should have.
30 September 2003 | by dol-linSee all my reviews

John Carroll has always been one of my favorite actors, but Hollywood just didn't seem to notice his appeal. He was a very good looking and talented actor. I saw many of his movies and really enjoyed seeing him on the screen.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiesta brava See more »

Filming Locations:

Puebla, Puebla, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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