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Down Argentine Way (1940)

Down Argentine Way (1940)

Down Argentine Way





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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.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 13, 2006
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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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
Robert Conway
as Jimmy Blake
Roberl 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
Flores Brothers
as Themselves
Joe Dominguez
as Motor Cycle Officer
Bando Da Lua
as Themselves
Harold Nicholas
as Specialty
Julian Rivero
as Horse Owner (uncredi...
Paul Portanova
as Racetrack Official (...
Paul Ellis
as Racetrack Official (...
Franco Corsaro
as Man at Racetrack (un...
Fred Matesta
as Horserace Loser at F...
Thornton Edwards
as Gaucho (uncredited)
Frank Yaconelli
as Horserace Loser at F...
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Critic Reviews for Down Argentine Way

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

December 23, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

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

May 24, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Full Review… | October 1, 2003
Austin Chronicle

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

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer


Even though Betty Grable had been appearing in movies since 1930, this was the film that rocketed her to stardom; a breezy score ("Down Argentina Way," "Two Dreams Met"), gorgeous Technicolor, and the film debut of Carmen Miranda (who sings "South American Way" and " Mama Yo Quiero") make this Fox musical quite enjoyable. A Nicholas Brothers dance specialty is the icing on the cake.

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