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It’s fiesta time in Vista Del Rio, and that means much musical celebration. It’s also a time of global war. In the updated plot of this exuberant World War II-era remake of the 1929 Wheeler and Woolsey romp, little Vista Del Rio is a jalapeño hotbed of Axis spies. read more
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It’s fiesta time in Vista Del Rio, and that means much musical celebration. It’s also a time of global war. In the updated plot of this exuberant World War II-era remake of the 1929 Wheeler and Woolsey romp, little Vista Del Rio is a jalapeño hotbed of Axis spies. The agents intend to use a fiesta radio show to send a coded message — a scheme that may be scrambled silly when stumblebums Doc and Wishy stumble onto it. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello play the inept duo in this musical comedy that has the famed funnymen fracturing any situation, including a hunger-fueled food mirage (tastes like chicken!) to a loopy spin within an oversized washing machine, into goofy glee. Enjoy!

Original Release

04/01/1942

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Cast

Bud Abbott 'Doc'
Lou Costello 'Wishy'
Kathryn Grayson Rita Winslow
John Carroll Ricardo Montera
Patricia Dane Lucette Brunswick
Tom Conway Maurice Craindall
Peter Whitney Jake
Barry Nelson Harry Gantley
Arthur Space Trask
Dick Rich Gus
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers

Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman, John Grant

Cast

Bud Abbott 'Doc'
Lou Costello 'Wishy'
Kathryn Grayson Rita Winslow
John Carroll Ricardo Montera
Patricia Dane Lucette Brunswick
Tom Conway Maurice Craindall
Peter Whitney Jake
Barry Nelson Harry Gantley
Arthur Space Trask
Dick Rich Gus
Eva Puig Marianna
Joan Valerie Dotty
Mitchell Lewis Julio aka Pete
Eros Volusia Eros Volusia
Eros Volusia Brazilian Dancers Eros Volusia Brazilian Dancers
David Oliver Golfer

Producers

Editors

Ben Lewis

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