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Pepe

Duration:
180 min | 158 min (cut version)
Genres:
Comedy | Musical
IMDB rate:
5.5
Director:
George Sidney
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations
Details
Country: Mexico
Filming Locations: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Earnings
Gross: $9,600,000 (USA) Rentals $4,800,000 (USA)
Cast
Actor
Character
Cantinflas
Pepe
Dan Dailey
Ted Holt
Shirley Jones
Suzie Murphy
Vicki Trickett
Lupita
Matt Mattox
Dancer
Hank Henry
Sands Manager
Suzanne Lloyd
Carmen
Carlos Rivas
Carlos
Maurice Chevalier
Himself
Bing Crosby
Himself
Michael Callan
Dancer
Richard Conte
Himself
Bobby Darin
Himself
Sammy Davis Jr.
Himself
Jimmy Durante
Himself
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Herself
Judy Garland
Vocalist on Radio (singing voice)
Greer Garson
Herself
Hedda Hopper
Herself
Joey Bishop
Himself
Ernie Kovacs
Immigration Inspector
Peter Lawford
Himself
Janet Leigh
Herself
Jack Lemmon
Dalphne
Jay North
Dennis the Menace
Kim Novak
Herself
André Previn
Himself
Donna Reed
Herself
Debbie Reynolds
Herself
Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
Cesar Romero
Himself
Frank Sinatra
Himself
Billie Burke
Herself
Ann B. Davis
Schultzy (as Ann B. 'Schultzy' Davis)
William Demarest
Movie Studio Gateman
E.E. Fogelson
Fogelson (as Col. E. E. Fogelson)
Jack Entratter
'Big' Jack Entratter (as 'Big' Jack Entratter)
Jane Robinson
Jane Robinson
Bunny Waters
Herself
Charles Coburn
Himself
King Cotton the Horse
Don Juan (as Don Juan)
Dean Martin
Himself
Dorothy Abbott
Girl (uncredited)
James Bacon
Bartender (uncredited)
Steve Baylor
Parking Attendant (uncredited)
Stephen Bekassy
Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
Lela Bliss
Dowager at Sands (uncredited)
John Burnside
Parking Attendant (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers
Bit Part (uncredited)
James Cavanaugh
Dealer (uncredited)
Tony Curtis
Himself (uncredited)
Shirley DeBurgh
Dancer (uncredited)
Carol Douglas
Waitress (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
Sands Patron (uncredited)
Bonnie Green
Dancer (uncredited)
Sam Harris
Sands Patron (uncredited)
Joe Hyams
Charro (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp
Sands Extra / Airline Attendant (uncredited)
David Landfield
Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Luba Lisa
Dancer with Maurice Chevalier (uncredited)
Jeanne Manet
French Woman (uncredited)
Margie Nelson
Patron (uncredited)
'Snub' Pollard
Sands Patron (uncredited)
Francisco Reiguera
Priest (uncredited)
Freddie Roberto
Cashier (uncredited)
Billy Snyder
Bit Part (uncredited)
Ray Walker
Wilder's Assistant Director (uncredited)
James Waters
Bit Part (uncredited)
Robert Williams
Immigration Officer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
"Pepe" premiered in Hollywood on December 27, 1960. The Columbia Pictures' feature, staring the Mexican film star Mario Morena, "Cantinflas," in the title role, was directed by George Sidney. A multitude of cameo appearances attempted to replicate the success of Mario Morena's American debut, notably, "Around The World in Eighty Days," produced in 1956 by Mike Todd. The Hollywood Hill top swimming pool sequence was filmed on property owned by Brian Aherne and Joan Fontaine. The Eastern property point overlooking Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, and the panorama to the West, was located at the end of North Crescent Heights Boulevard, adjacent Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard and Laurel Canyon. Columbia Studios' "Pepe" art director Ted Hayworth selected the location for the swimming pool scene-encounter. The studio built a full size swimming pool, on the bluff overlooking Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. The entire set was fabricated on the bluff for this scene, with the four columned two story (Aherne-Fontaine) mansion as the backdrop for reverse camera angle shots. Upon completion of filming, everything built for the setting was removed, with the property restored back to the original condition. During the mid 60's, after Aherne and Fontaine's divorce in 1959, the mansion hill-top was sold, abandoned, becoming a Sunset Strip hippie enclave fort; the mansion was demolished in the late 60's; Great Western, sub-dividing the hill-top, developed home sights selling for approximately $350,000 to $500,000 in the late 1970's.
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The Rumble dance routine that Suzie performs is based on the dancing style from 'West Side Story'.
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Final film appearance of both Billie Burke and Charles Coburn who appear together in the same sequence.
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Photos from cast
Carlos Montalbán
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