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They Met in Argentina (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 25 April 1941 (USA)
A Texas oil millionaire, after failing to secure oil lands in Argentina, seeks out a famous race horse in Buenos Aires and order his representative to buy the nag at any price. Ellison has ... See full summary »

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Jerome Cady (screen play) (as Jerry Cady), Lou Brock (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maureen O'Hara ... Lolita O'Shea
James Ellison ... Tim Kelly
Alberto Vila ... Alberto Delmonte
Buddy Ebsen ... Duke Ferrel
Robert Barrat ... Don Enrique de los Santos O'Shea
Joseph Buloff ... Santiago, O'Shea's Trainer
Diosa Costello ... Panchita
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Storyline

A Texas oil millionaire, after failing to secure oil lands in Argentina, seeks out a famous race horse in Buenos Aires and order his representative to buy the nag at any price. Ellison has a love affair with Maureen O'Hara, the beautiful daughter of the prize horse's owner. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu na Argentina See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Hively took over as director for Leslie Goodwins while he was hospitalized with pneumonia. See more »

Quotes

Lolita O'Shea: Thank you senor
Tim Kelly: Hey! Where my change?
Lolita O'Shea: Oh there no change all the money I collect goes to the pan American good will fun
Tim Kelly: Look Lady, I'm on the level I need that dough
Lolita O'Shea: So does the good will fund.
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Soundtracks

Trail to Mexico (Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie)
(uncredited)
Traditional ballad
Played on guitar by an unidentified actor
Sung by James Ellison (uncredited)
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They Shouldn't Have Met in Argentina or Anywhere Else
19 October 2007 | by timothymcclenaghanSee all my reviews

This musical is a real snore. How could the famous songwriting team of Rodgers and Hart write such insipid music? One would expect at least one song to rise to the level of American standard, but nothing here even comes close. The entire score isn't even tuneful—just blah.

The love story never gets developed. How do the lead characters fall in love when they spend so little time with each other in the film? No love scenes, only one short kiss at the end of the movie.

James Ellison sings one song, but Maureen O'Hara isn't used once. She actually could sing herself. She is used briefly in the production number, dancing with a partner, but she could actually dance. Her talents were wasted in this film.

The entire production suffers from lack of Technicolor. The sets, costumes, and even the horses would have benefited. Yes, I know it was very expensive then. Oh well, even if it had been used, it couldn't have saved the dismal scriptwriting and lousy music.


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