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Down Argentine Way1940

Down Argentine Way (1940)





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In this musical comedy, horse enthusiast Glenda Crawford (Betty Grable) meets and falls in love with the Argentinean horse breeder Ricardo Quintano (Don Ameche). The couple is blissfully happy until they discover that their respective families can't stand one another. This movie features Carmen Miranda in her first American film.

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Don Ameche
as Ricardo Quintana
Betty Grable
as Glenda Crawford
Charlotte Greenwood
as Binnie Crawford
Henry Stephenson
as Don Diego Quintana
Kay Aldridge
as Helen Carson
Leonid Kinskey
as Tito Acuna
Roberl Conway
as Jimmy Blake
Robert Conway
as Jimmy Blake
Gregory Gaye
as Sebastian
Bobby Stone
as Panchito
Charles Judels
as Ambassador
Fortunio Bonanova
as Hotel Manager
Armand Kaliz
as Hotel Manager
Frank Puglia
as Montero
David Thursby
as Head Groom
Rafael Corio
as Vallergo
Eddie Conrad
as Anastasio
Nino Bellini
as Doorman
Joe Dominguez
as Motor Cycle Officer
Flores Brothers
as Themselves
Bando Da Lua
as Themselves
Harold Nicholas
as Specialty
Fayard Nicholas
as Specialty
Julian Rivero
as Horse Owner (uncredited)
Paul Portanova
as Racetrack Official (uncredited)
Paul Ellis
as Racetrack Official (uncredited)
Franco Corsaro
as Man at Racetrack (uncredited)
Fred Matesta
as Horserace Loser at Fiesta (uncredited)
Thornton Edwards
as Gaucho (uncredited)
Frank Yaconelli
as Horserace Loser at Fiesta (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Down Argentine Way

All Critics (2)

You want 20th Century Fox glossy musical? You have it here...and with Grable's legs.

December 23, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

On the one hand there's Carmen Miranda; on the other everything else.

May 24, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Down Argentine Way


Betty, Charlotte and Carmen Miranda head down Argentine way with the Nicholas Brothers and provide bright shiny light as air entertainment.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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This is a Comedy Musical that's very enjoyable, the color is outstanding no like the color enhanced movies of today. Also no computer generation of people in a scene if 200 people in the scene then 200 people on the set. The way films should be made old school; for sure. The stars of yesteryear Don Ameche ( the first foreign actor I saw as a kid). A very young and beautiful Betty Grable (I can see why she was a pinup doll for WWII Bombers), and Carmen Miranda made a number of appearances just singing (Think she was just starting to get exposure in the US. A horse breeder travels to Argentina to obtain good racing stock where she falls in love and copes with a future hated father in law, A great film pure joy. 4 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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