For sale is an original BETTY GRABLE MOVIE DOWN ARGENTINE WAY. This 1990s VHS tape of the 1942 movie is in like new condition. A fun Hollywood collectible.
The movie’s cast includes Carmen Miranda and Don Ameche. The plot concerns Glenda Crawford (Betty Grable) who tries to buy a horse from Argentinian Ricardo Quintana (Don Ameche). However, the sale is canceled when the latter’s father objects because of a long-standing grudge against the Crawfords. Nevertheless, when Glenda visits Argentina on vacation, the pair disregard their family feud and fall madly in love amidst the lush scenery and buoyant local entertainment, which includes performances from Carmen Miranda.
Elizabeth Ruth Grable, born on December 18, 1916, was an American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, model, and singer. Grable began her film career in 1929 at age 12, after which she was fired from a contract when it was learned she signed up under false identification. In 1940, she replaced Alice Faye in Down Argentine Way, her first major Hollywood film, and became Fox’s biggest film star throughout the next decade. Her 42 films during the 1930s and 1940s grossed more than $100 million. Throughout her career, Grable was a celebrated sex symbol. Her bathing suit poster made her the number-one pin-up girl of World War II, surpassing Rita Hayworth. Grable’s legs were insured by her studio for $1 million as a publicity stunt.