Charros, gauchos y manolas (1930)

91 mins | Musical, Fantasy | March 1930

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HISTORY

This film's working title was Revista musical Cugat . Some sources indicate that the film was shot at the Tiffany Studios, while others state that it was shot at Universal Studios. These sources also include Don Alvarado and Carmen Guerrero in the cast, but their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. A contemporary news item announced that the producers would also prepare an English-language version, Hollywood Spanish Follies , but no evidence has been located to confirm that that film was ever ... More Less

This film's working title was Revista musical Cugat . Some sources indicate that the film was shot at the Tiffany Studios, while others state that it was shot at Universal Studios. These sources also include Don Alvarado and Carmen Guerrero in the cast, but their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. A contemporary news item announced that the producers would also prepare an English-language version, Hollywood Spanish Follies , but no evidence has been located to confirm that that film was ever made. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
CM
Jun 1930
p. 576.
La Opinión
17 Mar 1930.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITER
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOURCES
MUSIC
"Rumba de la escoba" and "Baile del patio," composers undetermined.
SONGS
"Estrellita" by Manuel M. Ponce
"Amapola" by Joseph M. Lacalle
"Mañanitas de Tepic," "Yo con tu amor sueño," "En la playa," "El negro engrupido" and "La princesita," composers undetermined.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Revista musical Cugat
Release Date:
March 1930
Premiere Information:
World premiere in Los Angeles: 15 March 1930
Production Date:
late 1929
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
91
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
Spanish
SYNOPSIS

The magazine, Paintings of the People , initiates a contest to select the best watercolor painting of ethnic peoples and customs. A hungry, bohemian painter invokes his muse to help him to produce the winning painting, and when he experiments with scenes set in Mexico, Argentina and Spain, his paintings come to life. In Xochimilco, Mexico, a young bachelor has a drunken dream that his girl friend is performing Josephine Baker's famous banana dance in a Parisian nightclub. In Buenos Aires, an Italian and a Galician are rivals for the affections of a Creole girl. At the other side of the Hispanic world, a Sevillian girl tells of her tragic romance with a matador, who obstinately continues to appear in the ring despite having been ... +


The magazine, Paintings of the People , initiates a contest to select the best watercolor painting of ethnic peoples and customs. A hungry, bohemian painter invokes his muse to help him to produce the winning painting, and when he experiments with scenes set in Mexico, Argentina and Spain, his paintings come to life. In Xochimilco, Mexico, a young bachelor has a drunken dream that his girl friend is performing Josephine Baker's famous banana dance in a Parisian nightclub. In Buenos Aires, an Italian and a Galician are rivals for the affections of a Creole girl. At the other side of the Hispanic world, a Sevillian girl tells of her tragic romance with a matador, who obstinately continues to appear in the ring despite having been injured. +

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Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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