Sombrero (1953)

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Adapted from the book, "Mexican Village," by Josefina Niggli, the film tells three interwoven love stories against the background of a feud between two villages. Cyd Charisse and Rick Jason... See full summary »

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  • José Greco in Sombrero (1953)
  • Pier Angeli and Ricardo Montalban in Sombrero (1953)
  • Pier Angeli and Ricardo Montalban in Sombrero (1953)
  • Ricardo Montalban and Kurt Kasznar in Sombrero (1953)
  • Yvonne De Carlo and Vittorio Gassman in Sombrero (1953)
  • Cyd Charisse in Sombrero (1953)

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21 May 2002 | reelguy2
10
| Bizarre but entertaining tamale pie of a movie
A bizarre but thoroughly entertaining tamale pie of a movie focusing on the lives of various peasants in a Mexican village. Typical of Hollywood films in the '50s, there are several anglo actors playing Mexicans, but at least Ricardo Montalban (playing Pepe Gonzales!) is the real thing. And he's got charm TO BURN! As difficult as it is to believe, Rick Jason is possibly more handsome than Montalban - and certainly taller at 6'4". In his autobiography, Jason mentions that Montalban became concerned during the filming when Jason seemed to be stealing the scenes in the rushes.

I don't recall seeing so many beautiful stars assembled for a single film: Pier Angeli, Yvonne De Carlo, Cyd Charisse, Vittorio Gassman. Wow! That's reason enough for tuning in, but there's other stuff to treasure as well, such as the flamenco dance by Jose Greco, which is as spectacularly good as the dance number with Cyd Charisse is spectacularly bad.

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Release Date:

14 August 1953

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Mexico City, Mexico

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