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Holiday in Havana Details

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Desi Arnaz's bandleader career was in decline when he starred in Columbia's Holiday in Havana. Arnaz essays the difficult role of a Cuban bandleader, named not Ricky Ricardo but Carlos Estrada. His romantic vis-a-vis isn't Lucille McGillicudy but a peppery dancer named Lolita Valdez (Mary Hatcher). Just before the lovers participate in a gala Havana festival, Carlos has a lot of explaining to do when Lolita catches him in the arms of another. Song highlights include "The Arnaz Jam" and the title number, both written by Desi. Though it did OK at the box office, Holiday in Havana is indication enough that Desi Arnaz was very wise to latch onto the fledgling TV industry. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Desi Arnaz
as Carlos Estrada
Mary Hatcher
as Lolita Valdez
Ann Doran
as Marge Henley
Steven Geray
as Lopez
Minerva Urecal
as Mama Valdez
Sig Arno
as Pepe
Ray Walker
as Sam Keegan
Nacho Galindo
as Police Sergeant
Tito Renaldo
as Juan
Argentina Brunetti
as Mrs. Estrada
Martin Garralaga
as Mr. Estrada
Lillian Molieri
as Felicia
Leon Belasco
as Luis Amantado

Crew

Jean Yarbrough
Director
Ted Richmond
Producer
Robert Lees
Screenwriter
Morton Grant
Screenwriter
Paul Mertz
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Mertz
Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Batista
Editor
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