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Down Argentine Way

-- Synopsis:
     American girl Glenda Crawford (Grable) on vacation in Argentina falls for wealthy racehorse owner (Ameche). The plot centers around super-rich Grable, who is buying horses, spends a lot of time at the race track and falls in love with the owner Ricardo Quintana (Don Ameche.) This was also Carmen Miranda's film debut (as a singer) and Grable's first starring role. The costumes are great, the wisecracking is funny, scenery is good but there is not much "Argentina" to speak of except Hollywood's made up version. This film is enjoyable if you are a Grable or Miranda fan. This film was originally done for singer Alice Faye, Grable was her replacement. Nominated for 3 Oscars.

* Features:

     Betty Grable
has some very good but not great dance scenes. Charlotte Greenwood does her celebrated amazing high kicks which she was famous for in her " High-Kicking dance" routines. Dean Collins does some swing dancing as well as Betty and Ceaser. The Nicholas Brothers do some very good Acrobatic (Tap) Routines. Couples Conga dance by Betty and partner, then the Dowlings. Carmen Miranda does not dance in this film.

Down Argentine Way - nicholas Brothers dancing tap Down Argentine Way - Carmen Miranda Down Argentine Way - Betty Grable and Cesar Romero dancing Down Argentine Way

More Film Information below





1940 Twentieth Century Fox Irving Cummings DVD | VHS |


Country Made:



89 minutes USA English Technicolor, HI-FI


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Comedy/ Romance/ Musical/ Drama Nicholas Brothers Tap dance Very Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Bert Moorhouse Nick Castle & Geneva Sawyer Betty Grable
Betty Grable (Conga, Swing)   Carmen Miranda
Carmen Miranda (doesn't dance)   Charlotte Greenwood
Catherine Dowling (Conga)   Don Ameche
Charlotte Greenwood (Eccentric Kicks)   Henry Stephenson
Dean Collins (Swing)   J. Carrol Naish
Dorothy White   Kay Aldridge
Nicholas Brothers    
Thomas Dowling (Conga)    

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

the Conga n/a n/a Nicholas Brothers
the Jitterbug     Couples Conga
Tap dance    the Jitterbug
    Tap dance

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Bambu (Miranda) n/a Down Argentine Way
Mama Yo Queiro (Miranda)      
South American Way (Miranda)      

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n/an/a Calypso Heat Wave n/a
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    Moonlight In Havana  
    Springtime In The Rockies  
    Week-End in Havana (1941)  

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