Hi, Gaucho! (1935)

59 mins | Comedy-drama | 11 October 1935

Director:

Tommy Atkins

Cinematographer:

Jack MacKenzie

Production Designer:

Van Nest Polglase

Production Company:

RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

John Carroll made his screen debut in this film. According to a DV news item, Enrico de Rosas, a star of Spanish language films, convinced director Tommy Atkins to cast him in Hi, Gaucho ! after he rode out to Calabasas, where the film was being shot, and proved that he could handle the dialogue. HR production charts add Sidney D'Albrook and Jack Rice to the cast, but their participation in the final film has not been ... More Less

John Carroll made his screen debut in this film. According to a DV news item, Enrico de Rosas, a star of Spanish language films, convinced director Tommy Atkins to cast him in Hi, Gaucho ! after he rode out to Calabasas, where the film was being shot, and proved that he could handle the dialogue. HR production charts add Sidney D'Albrook and Jack Rice to the cast, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
13 Jul 35
p. 3.
Daily Variety
30 Aug 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
3 Mar 36
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
15 Jul 35
p. 19.
Hollywood Reporter
22 Jul 35
pp. 10-11.
Hollywood Reporter
31 Jul 35
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
17 Aug 35
p. 42.
Motion Picture Herald
2 May 36
p. 104.
Variety
29 Apr 36
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
SOUND
Mus rec
SOURCES
SONGS
"Song of the Open Road," "Bandit Song," "My Little White Rose" and "Serenade," music and lyrics by Albert Hay Malotte.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 October 1935
Production Date:
mid July--27 July 1935
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 October 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5873
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Victor System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
59
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
1264
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While driving cattle across the Argentine pampas of the eighteenth century, gaucho Lucio meets the beautiful Inez del Campo, who is traveling to her mother's home, and instantly falls in love with her. Unknown to Lucio, Inez's mother, Doña Vicenta, has arranged for Inez to marry Don Salvador de Aragon, an impoverished but aristocratic Spaniard. Unknown to Doña Vicenta, however, the elderly Don Salvador has been kidnapped by the infamous bandit Escurra, a former captain of the king's guard whom Don Salvador recognizes during a stagecoach robbery. Escurra, seeing a portrait of Inez, steals Don Salvador's clothes and presents himself to Doña Vicenta as Inez's husband-to-be. Although Inez desires Lucio, she submits to her mother's will and prepares for her marriage. The proud, strong-willed Lucio, however, refuses to accept Inez's engagement and vows to make her his bride. When Doña Vicenta, who has been feuding for years with Lucio's rancher father Hillario, finds Lucio serenading Inez, she yanks her daughter away and forbids her from seeing Lucio. Undaunted, Lucio sneaks into Doña Vicenta's house and snatches a woman he believes is Inez, only to discover later that he has grabbed her mother. Overcome with anger, Doña Vicenta gives orders to arrest Lucio, but he evades capture. At the same time, Hillario and his men are scouring the pampas in search of Escurra's bandits, who have stolen their cattle. The fugitive Lucio meets up with his father, and the two of them ride back to Doña Vicenta's, determined to win Inez from Don Salvador. After Hillario and Lucio disrupt Inez's pre-nuptial party, the real Don Salvador is brought in by Hillario's men. ... +


While driving cattle across the Argentine pampas of the eighteenth century, gaucho Lucio meets the beautiful Inez del Campo, who is traveling to her mother's home, and instantly falls in love with her. Unknown to Lucio, Inez's mother, Doña Vicenta, has arranged for Inez to marry Don Salvador de Aragon, an impoverished but aristocratic Spaniard. Unknown to Doña Vicenta, however, the elderly Don Salvador has been kidnapped by the infamous bandit Escurra, a former captain of the king's guard whom Don Salvador recognizes during a stagecoach robbery. Escurra, seeing a portrait of Inez, steals Don Salvador's clothes and presents himself to Doña Vicenta as Inez's husband-to-be. Although Inez desires Lucio, she submits to her mother's will and prepares for her marriage. The proud, strong-willed Lucio, however, refuses to accept Inez's engagement and vows to make her his bride. When Doña Vicenta, who has been feuding for years with Lucio's rancher father Hillario, finds Lucio serenading Inez, she yanks her daughter away and forbids her from seeing Lucio. Undaunted, Lucio sneaks into Doña Vicenta's house and snatches a woman he believes is Inez, only to discover later that he has grabbed her mother. Overcome with anger, Doña Vicenta gives orders to arrest Lucio, but he evades capture. At the same time, Hillario and his men are scouring the pampas in search of Escurra's bandits, who have stolen their cattle. The fugitive Lucio meets up with his father, and the two of them ride back to Doña Vicenta's, determined to win Inez from Don Salvador. After Hillario and Lucio disrupt Inez's pre-nuptial party, the real Don Salvador is brought in by Hillario's men. Escurra is arrested, and Hillario convinces Dona Vicenta to end their feud and allow Inez to marry Lucio. +

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