Fiesta (November 28, 1941)
Released on November 28, 1941: (running time 44 minutes) José plots revenge when his childhood sweetheart returns to the hacienda with another man that she intends to marry instead of José.
Produced by LeRoy Prinz
Directed by LeRoy Prinz
Written by Cortland Fitzsimmons, Alfred Gilks and Kenneth Higgins
The Actors: Ann Ayars (Cholita), Jorge Negrete (Jose), Armida (Cuca), George Givot (Fernando Gomez), Antonio Moreno (Don Hernandez, Cholita's uncle), Nick Moro (Pedro), Frank Yaconelli (Pablo), George Humbert (Pancho), Francisco Moreno (Paco), Betty Bryson (Pancho's wife), Carlos Valdez (Oaxoco Plume Dancer), Jose Arias (leader of the Mexican Tipica Orchestra), The Guadalajara Trio (band), Tipica Orchestra of the Mexico City Police (orchestra), Earl Douglas (musician with Pedro and Pablo), Nacho Galindo (proprietor), Soledad Jimenez (nurse), John Maxwell (Mr. Contrerea's assistant), Alex Montoya (Vaquero), Robert Emmett O'Connor (the bus driver), Jose Portugal (reporter), Rudy Rama (photographer), Rosa Rey (housekeeper), Dewey Robinson (policeman), Ben Welden (policeman)
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The Magic of Fiesta, or, Never Trust a Jumping Bean
I think that most people believe that their hometown is the best place in the world to live, but with respect to you-all (with tongue in cheek and a big wink), if you aren’t in Niles, Ohio, you are not in the best place on earth. For much of the last century Niles was a bedroom community for steel mill workers, but as the world outgrew the insatiable demand for steel, places like this became very ‘rusty.’
Today, Niles is a sleepy little town, bumping up against several other towns in the Mahoning River Valley, populated by the descendants of the immigrants from around the world that came here to work in the steel mills and begin a new life.
Every summer there is an explosion of activity by the cultural groups in the area, and I am privileged to travel the world every summer without leaving this little valley. Last weekend I enjoyed a Greek festival a couple of miles from Niles (Saint Demetrios 48th Annual Greek Festival). I enjoyed the food, dancing and amazing pastry, only a five-minute ride away. Next will be the Italian-American Festival, with amazing music, cold Peroni, awesome Italian sausage sandwiches, dancing, and intense bocce competitions. Then, before the summer is over, downtown Youngstown, only a fifteen-minute drive from Niles, will host the annual Latino Heritage Festival. Officially ending the summer festival parade will be the historic Canfield Fair. I am truly blessed! If you are in the area, look for me and say 'hi', if there is a cultural celebration nearby, I will be there. I could go on with more, because there are events virtually every week in the summer, including Hungarian and other East European celebrations, Puerto Rican celebrations, and more, but it is now time for Festival!
Young and beautiful Cholita is returning to her hacienda home after many years in Mexico City. Her uncle has declared a three-day fiesta in honor of her return, and her childhood sweetheart eagerly awaits his intended bride. Unfortunately, she is bringing home a famous radio star and proclaims that she will marry him instead of her childhood sweetheart, who will plot his revenge. But now, it is time for Fiesta, and we can all join in without even leaving our home. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.
Antonio Moreno, Ann Ayars, Armida
Antonio Moreno and Ann Ayars
Antonio Moreno and George Givot
Armida and Ann Ayars
Armida and George Givot
George Givot and Armida
George Humbert and Armida
Jorge Negrete and Antonio Moreno
Jorge Negrete and Antonio Moreno
Nick Moro, Francisco Moreno, and Frank Yaconelli
Nick Moro, Frank Yaconelli, and George Humbert
Nick Moro and Frank Yaconelli
The Guadalajara Trio