Pepe

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Columbia Released 1960

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Pepe

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Director:
George Sidney
Released:
1960
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When his favourite horse is sold to a washed-up Hollywood director, a good-natured Mexican ranch-hand, Pepe, follows the nag to Los Angeles, hoping he can get him back to Mexico. But the movie business has a lure of its own and Pepe soon finds himself central to the making of a big studio picture.

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    • This was intended as a star vehicle for the Mexican comedian Cantinflas, who had enjoyed an enormous success four years earlier in Around The World In 80 Days.  This film imitated the earlier one by having a host of famous stars playing cameo roles, in most instances as themselves. However, the film was a gigantic flop which earned almost unanimously bad reviews. Cantinflas never made another film outside Latin America. In Britain, the film was cut from 195 minutes to 170 minutes, which did not improve things.

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    • Jacques Gelman, who had been the producer of most of Cantinflas's most successful Mexican films, is credited as associate producer on this film - it is the only Hollywood movie where he has a credit.

    • Judy Garland is not actually seen in this film, although her voice is heard coming over the radio, singing a song by Andre and Dory Previn entitled The Faraway Part Of Town.

    • The plot of this film is derived (very loosely indeed) from an Hungarian play by Ladislas Bus-Fekete entitled Broadway Magic - which does not seem to have ever been produced on Broadway. The play is not credited in the film.

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Comedy

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60s, Musicals