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Fiesta (1941)

Cholita, after a long absence in Mexico City, is returning home to take up her duties as head of the rancho and, as everyone expects, to marry her childhood sweetheart José. Expectations ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Cholita (as Anne Ayars)
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José (as George Negrete)
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Cuca
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Fernando Gómez
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Don Hernandez - Cholita's Uncle
Nick Moro ...
Pedro
Frank Yaconelli ...
Pablo
George Humbert ...
Pancho
Francisco Moreno ...
Paco (as Paco Moreno)
Betty Bryson ...
Pancho's Wife
Carlos Valadez ...
Oaxoco Plume Dancer
José Arias ...
Leader of the Mexican Tipica Orchestra
The Guadalajara Trio ...
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Tipíca Orchestra of the Mexico City Police ...
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Cholita, after a long absence in Mexico City, is returning home to take up her duties as head of the rancho and, as everyone expects, to marry her childhood sweetheart José. Expectations are somewhat dashed as she shows up with Fernando to whom she is engaged. This makes José and Cholita's uncle more than a little bit put out as Fernando is not only not a Mexican, he is also a city slicker afraid of the country. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Approved
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28 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Gaiety  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-titled Gaiety, this film was first telecast (in B&W) in New York City Wednesday 17 November July 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

Soundtracks

Quien Sabe
Music by Edward Ward
Lyrics by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright
Sung by Jorge Negrete
Reprised by Negrete and Ann Ayars
Gypsy Dance
Performed by dancers and Tipíca Orchestra of the Mexico City Police, led by José Arias
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Technicolor explosion
24 July 2006 | by (www.martsander.com) – See all my reviews

This film probably would be of very, very little interest, were it not shot in colour. At least you can enjoy the magical reds and blues that have never been seen again since Technicolor process was replaced with cheaper and inferior ones. Amazingly enough, even as we are people from the 21st century, and are soon to celebrate Technicolor's one hundredth birthday (it began in 1917 with The Gulf Between, first two-strip Technicolor feature which has not survived), we still manage to be raptured by colour in these early films - especially if these only run for 45 minutes. The film features almost no plot, but at least a dozen songs - not bad ones - and the opportunity to see Anne Ayres, who a few years later became the leading lyrical soprano in the Metropolitain and returned to the screen only in 1951, when he was cast as Antonia in Tales of Hoffmann. Incidentally, she was the only woman in that film who actually lip-synced to her own voice. Her acting style is very sober and unassuming, so you might want to check out her other screen appearances.


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