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Yolanda and the Thief (1945) was a Fantasy - Musical Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.

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Aunt Amarilla: You have the largest, most modern stables in the entire country. Do you like horses?
Yolanda Aquaviva: Oh yes, I do.
Aunt Amarilla: Fine, we must buy a horse.


Johnny Parkson Riggs: This isn't a country. It's a cemetery with a train running through it.


Aunt Amarilla: Right now we will have lunch, as only Gaston can prepare it.
Yolanda Aquaviva: I am hungry.
Aunt Amarilla: Good. I've planned something a little special. Fresh caviar, which was flown here from Russia, avocados flown here from California, and roast pheasants - they fly here themselves.


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Originally planned to star Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. Plans were abandoned when Garland was cast in the big budget western musical The Harvey Girls. The two would eventually be cast opposite each other in Easter Parade.
According to the introduction by Robert Osborne on a TCM broadcast, Lucille Ball was going to play the Frank Morgan role of the fellow con-artist to Fred Astaire.
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