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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 11, 1940

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harry Warren Best Song 1940 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mack Gordon Best Song 1940 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Leon Shamroy Best Color Cinematography 1940 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Day Best Color Art Direction 1940 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ray Rennahan Best Color Cinematography 1940 Nominee

Cast

Don Ameche
as Richardo Quintano
Betty Grable
as Glenda Crawford
Carmen Miranda
as Herself
Charlotte Greenwood
as Binnie Crawford
Henry Stephenson
as Don Diego Quintana
Kay Aldridge
as Helen Carson
Leonid Kinskey
as Tito Acuna
Chris-Pin Martin
as Esteban
Gregory Gaye
as Sebastian
Bobby Stone
as Panchito
Charles Judels
as Ambassador
The Nicholas Brothers
as Themselves
Edward Fielding
as Crawford
Fortunio Bonanova
as Hotel Manager
Armand Kaliz
as Hotel Manager
Frank Puglia
as Montero
Eddie Conrad
as Anastasio
J. Carrol Naish
as Casiano
Harold Nicholas
as Specialty
Fayard Nicholas
as Specialty
Dorothy White
as Dancer
Elena Verdugo
as Dancer
J. Carrol Naish
as Casiano
Fayard Nicholas
as Specialty
Dorothy White
as Dancer
Eddie Conrad
as Anastasio
Harold Nicholas
as Specialty

Crew

Irving Cummings
Director
William Witney
Director
Darryl F. Zanuck
Producer
Harry Joe Brown
Producer
Darrell Ware
Screenwriter
Ralph Spence
Screen Story
Karl Tunberg
Screenwriter
Ray Rennahan
Cinematographer
Leon Shamroy
Cinematographer
Emil Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Warren
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Warren
Songwriter
Mack Gordon
Songwriter
Richard Day
Art Director
Nick Castle
Choreography
Rian James
Short Story Author
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