Down Argentine Way

Down Argentine Way

Director: Irving Cummings, William Witney Cast: Don Ameche, Betty Grable
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Down Argentine Way

Hollywood's handful of Technicolor cameras got a real workout on 20th Century-Fox's Down Argentine Way. Don Ameche stars as Ricardo Quintana, the charming son of a less charming Argentine horse breeder (Henry Stephenson). Betty Grable is vacationing American heiress Glenda Crawford, who "collects" horses as a hobby. Separated by a family feud, Ricard and Glenda must endure all sorts of setbacks and misunderstandings before crossing the romantic finish line. Filmed on location, Down Argentine Way served to introduce Brazilian bombshell Carmen Miranda, performing a variety of sizzling South American numbers with her own band. Also on hand are the Nicholas Brothers, whose show-stopping dance number has been spotlighted innumerable times in various "best of Hollywood musicals" compilations.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2006
UPC: 0024543244776
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:28:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with noted film historian Sylvia Stoddard; Featurette "Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-Up" as seen on biography® on the A&E network; Exclusive still photo gallery; Collectible lobby cards and more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Ameche Richardo Quintano
Betty Grable Glenda Crawford
Carmen Miranda Herself
Charlotte Greenwood Binnie Crawford
Henry Stephenson Don Diego Quintana
Kay Aldridge Helen Carson
Leonid Kinskey Tito Acuna
Chris-Pin Martin Esteban
Roberl Conway Jimmy Blake
Gregory Gaye Sebastian
Bobby Stone Panchito
Charles Judels Ambassador
Nicholas Brothers Themselves
Thomas & Catherine Dowling Themselves
Six Hits & a Miss Themselves
Edward Fielding Crawford
Fortunio Bonanova Hotel Manager
Armand Kaliz Hotel Manager
Frank Puglia Montero
Eddie Conrad Anastasio
Flores Brothers Themselves
J. Carrol Naish Casiano
Bando Da Lua Themselves
Harold Nicholas Specialty
Fayard Nicholas Specialty
Dorothy White Dancer
Elena Verdugo Dancer

Technical Credits
Irving Cummings Director
William Witney Director
Harry Joe Brown Producer
Nick Castle Choreography
Richard Day Art Director
Mack Gordon Songwriter
Barbara McLean Editor
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Ray Rennahan Cinematographer
Geneva Sawyer Choreography
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Ralph Spence Original Story
Karl Tunberg Screenwriter
Darrell Ware Screenwriter
Harry Warren Score Composer,Songwriter
Joseph C. Wright Art Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Down Argentine Way
1. Main Titles [1:26]
2. South American Way [1:41]
3. The Telegram [2:56]
4. Selling Carmelita [3:07]
5. Down Argentina Way [4:52]
6. An Imperfect Ending to a Perfect Day [1:42]
7. Broken Promise [1:58]
8. In Buenos Aires [2:33]
9. Down Argentina Way [3:56]
10. Nenita/Dancing [4:14]
11. Mama Yo Quiero [3:51]
12. Bambu, Bambu [5:40]
13. Rendezvous With Ricardo [:26]
14. The Quintana Ranch [2:01]
15. Sing to Your Señorita, Sing [1:34]
16. Casiano's Mistake [4:46]
17. Two Dreams Met [1:04]
18. Furioso's Confusion [5:33]
19. The Secrets Are Out [:16]
20. At the Hotel Suite [3:30]
21. Argentine Handicap [4:37]
22. The Big Win [:08]
23. Burying the Hatchet [3:51]
24. Finale/End Titles [1:28]

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Down Argentine Way 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Shykiss3 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this movie a short time ago and it was by far a great movie. Betty Grable was amazing with her dance routines. Don Ameche..what can I say? So talented and handsome. Carmen Miranda does her music routines and she was great. The movie displays the culture so beautiful and colorful and just makes you want to jump on a plane to Argentina. Definitely recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen this movie a couple of times and each time I enjoy it as much as the first. The music and dance will leave you smiling everytime. I'm going to get this on DVD.
Dmnmemaine More than 1 year ago
This was the first film that Betty Grable had the starring role in. It's also the film debut of Carmen Miranda. Both these wonderful performers make this a film worth having. I purchased this film as part of the "Betty Grable Collection" boxed set that contains "Moon Over Miami", "The Dolly Sisters", and "My Blue Heaven" as well. All four films are worth adding to the collection of any fan of Hollywood film musicals. What I find puzzling is the paucity of Betty Grable's films on DVD. C'mon Fox! What are you waiting for? You gave us Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda. It's time to do the same for Betty. She was one of the top box office draws of the 1940s and deserves to have more than just a handful of her films on video.