Down Argentine Way (1940)

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.
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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Don Ameche
as Ricardo Quintana
Betty Grable
as Glenda Crawford
Charlotte Greenwood
as Binnie Crawford
Carmen Miranda
as Herself
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
Six Hits & A Miss
as Themselves
David Thursby
as Head Groom
Edward Fielding
as Crawford
Lucio Villegas
as Official
George Humbert
as Martinez
Jean Del Val
as Rufino
Rafael Corio
as Vallergo
Nino Bellini
as Doorman
Eddie Conrad
as Anastasio
Joe Dominguez
as Motor Cycle Officer
Flores Brothers
as Themselves
Andre Cuyas
as Waiter
Eugene Borden
as Waiter
Bando Da Lua
as Themselves
Harold Nicholas
as Specialty
Lowden Adams
as Waiter
Julian Rivero
as Horse Owner (uncredited)
Paul Portanova
as Racetrack Official (uncredited)
Dorothy White
as Dancer
Paul Ellis
as Racetrack Official (uncredited)
Elena Verdugo
as Dancer
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
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

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

May 24, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Down Argentine Way


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.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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

Super Reviewer


Beautifully-made but trite musical comedy shot in flawless Technicolor. Although Carmen Miranda gets top billing in this film she's only on-screen a very short time in the beginning and halfway through. Note Leonid Kinskey (Sasha from "Casablanca") as Tito. This picture drips Hays Code. But wasn't really too bad.

Eric Jenkins
Eric Jenkins

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