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Masquerade in Mexico (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 December 1945 (USA)
An American singer stranded in Mexico is hired by a banker to distract a Mexican matador who is making a play for the banker's wife. They hatch a scheme whereby she pretends to be a Spanish countess.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Karl Tunberg (screenplay), Edwin Justus Mayer (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dorothy Lamour ... Angel O'Reilly
Arturo de Córdova ... Manolo Segovia
Patric Knowles ... Thomas Grant
Ann Dvorak ... Helen Grant
George Rigaud ... Boris Cassall
Natalie Schafer ... Irene Denny
Mikhail Rasumny ... Paolo
Billy Daniel Billy Daniel ... Rico Fenway
The Guadalajara Trio The Guadalajara Trio ... Spanish Singing Trio
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Storyline

An American singer stranded in Mexico is hired by a banker to distract a Mexican matador who is making a play for the banker's wife. They hatch a scheme whereby she pretends to be a Spanish countess.

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singer | mexico | remake | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasia Mexicana See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Remake of Midnight (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucia di Lammermoor
(uncredited)
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
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Cinderella goes to Mexico
17 March 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Who needed a remake of "Midnight" ? I certainly didn't ! Dorothy Lamour is a pleasant actress but cannot hold a candle to Claudette Colbert ,the "baroness" of the first version.Besides ,the songs and dances get in the way ,particularly if it's not your kind of music.The only improvement is the phone call to the "sick" little girl,with Patric Knowles providing the voice !That said ,it's certainly enjoyable enough ,but you should favor "midnight" ,out of respect for Colbert.

I do not agree with the precedent user as far Leisen's "decline" is concerned :it's relative.More goodies were still to come :magnificent melodramas ("to each his own" An Oscar job by De Havilland)and the best adaptation of Irish's "I married a dead man" ("No man of her own") ,much superior to the French ("J'ai Epousé Une Ombre") or even worse American remakes ("Mrs Winterbourne" )


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