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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 »

Director:

LeRoy Prinz

Writers:

Cortland Fitzsimmons (original screenplay), Kenneth Higgins (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ann Ayars ... Cholita (as Anne Ayars)
Jorge Negrete ... José (as George Negrete)
Armida ... Cuca
George Givot ... Fernando Gómez
Antonio Moreno ... Don Hernandez - Cholita's Uncle
Nick Moro Nick Moro ... Pedro
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Pablo
George Humbert George Humbert ... Pancho
Francisco Moreno Francisco Moreno ... Paco (as Paco Moreno)
Betty Bryson Betty Bryson ... Pancho's Wife
Carlos Valadez Carlos Valadez ... Oaxoco Plume Dancer
José Arias José Arias ... Leader of the Mexican Tipica Orchestra
The Guadalajara Trio The Guadalajara Trio ... Band
Tipíca Orchestra of the Mexico City Police Tipíca Orchestra of the Mexico City Police ... Orchestra
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gaiety See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

La Golondrina
Written by Narcisco Sarradell
Performed by Ann Ayars and The Guadalajara Trio
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Somewhat Bland Musical Comedy
18 June 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This somewhat bland musical comedy isn't anything special, although as light entertainment it is at least watchable. The story revolves around some romantic tangle-ups that happen during a Mexican "Fiesta", but there's not really much depth to the story or the characters. Fernando is mildly interesting, but the rest of the characters are one-dimensional, and for the most part the cast does not succeed in getting much out of them. They wisely kept the running time short, and devoted a lot of it to the musical numbers. Since it was filmed in color, they must have had high hopes for it. And there are parts of it that are entertaining, but overall there's not enough for it to be of more than casual interest.


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