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Fiesta (1947)






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Ricardo Montalban and Cyd Charisse make their debuts as leading actors in this musical that features authentic Mexican music as well as two production numbers featuring the music of Aaron Copeland. The story centers on a matador's son who though pressured to become a bullfighter, really aspires to become a music composer. His twin sister, herself an accomplished toreador, helps to save family face and her brother's reputation by masquerading as her brother in the ring. Unfortunately, trouble follows when she is exposed. Her father is at first heart broken, but eventually he frees his son to pursue his dreams and be with the woman he loves. Songs include: "La Bamba," "La Luna Enamorada," "Miriano," and "Romeria Vasca."more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
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Written By: Lester Cole, George Bruce
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On DVD: Oct 6, 2009


Esther Williams
as Maria Morales
Ricardo Montalban
as Mario Morales
Akim Tamiroff
as Chato Vasquez
John Carroll
as Jose "Pepe" Ortega
Mary Astor
as Senora Morales
Cyd Charisse
as Conchita
Fortunio Bonanova
as Antonio Morales
Hugo Haas
as Maximino Contreras
Jean van de Velde
as Maria Morales as a c...
Joey Preston
as Mario Morales as a c...
Alan Napier
as Tourist
Alex Montoya
as Vaquero
Rosa Rey
as Housekeeper
Nacho Galindo
as Proprietor
Rudy Rama
as Photographer
Jose Portugal
as Reporter
Ann Ayars
as Cholita
Betty Bryson
as Pancho's wife
George Givot
as Fernando Gomez
Antonio Moreno
as Don Hernandez
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One of the silliest of all MGM musicals, and certainly a low-point in the career of Esther Williams, but it still managed to make a bundle of money due to Williams' popularity at the box office; the American film debut of Ricardo Montalban - he and Cyd Charisse do a fiery dance together. The film also incorporated Aaron Copland's "El Salon Mexico" into its score.

Montelban's early work, as Esther Williams younger twin no less! He dances & plays music convincingly - she smiles and teases.


like they said about esther williams 'when she's wet she's a star, when she's not she's not' here is an example of not.

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