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Down Argentine Way (1940) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Harry Joe Brown and Darryl F. Zanuck.

Down Argentine Way was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2014.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionRichard Day, Joseph C. WrightNominated
Best CinematographyLeon Shamroy, Ray RennahanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Mack GordonNominated

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Musical Monday: Down Argentine Way (1940)

on Jul 21, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: “Down Argentine Way” — Music... Read full article

Down Argentine Way (1940)

By Beatrice on May 22, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Down Argentine Way Directed by Irving Cummings Written by Darrell Ware, Karl Tunberg et al 1940/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/YouTube This is strictly for old-time musical comedy lovers but I’m one and I liked it a lot in spite of, or maybe because of, all its basi... Read full article


By Lara on Aug 30, 2013 From Backlots

Hello readers, I have had a very full day at Cinecon and am back with the latest returns! I have decided that this year I will do things a bit differently. Normally when I cover festivals, I give a brief rundown of the experience and a bit about each movie I watched. This year, since I am seeing clo... Read full article

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Glenda Crawford, aka Glenda Cunningham: Excuse me, I've got to go see a man about a horse.

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Alice Faye was set to play the role of Glenda, but she fell ill with appendicitis and was replaced by Betty Grable. Although Miss Grable was making films for 10 years, this was the role that made her a star. Cesar Romero contracted para-typhoid and was replaced by Leonid Kinskey.
This film represents two noteworthy firsts in the career of Carmen Miranda: her first Technicolor movie and her first American production. Miss Miranda already had appeared in six Brazilian pictures released from 1933 to 1940.
Director Irving Cummings thought the dance number by the Nicholas Brothers (Fayard Nicholas and Harold Nicholas) was too long, but dance director Nick Castle convinced him to leave it uncut at a test screening. The test audience cheered so much that they had to rewind the film.
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Best Music - Song Oscar 1940

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Down Argentine Way

Released 1940
Inducted 2014

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Also directed by Irving Cummings

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