Cuban Pete (1946)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Release Date - Jun 26, 1946 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nicole Gagne

This Universal B-musical casts Desi Arnaz as himself: a Cuban bandleader making it big in the United States. Shawnee (Joan Fulton) schemes to draw Arnaz from his homeland and transform the Havana musician into a star in New York City by having him perform on a successful radio show. Adding urgency to her efforts is the show's sponsor, who threatens to pull out if Arnaz doesn't play. Her efforts prove ineffective until she gets support from Arnaz's beloved niece, who persuades him that the gig is worth taking. Songs include "El Cumbanchero" and "Rhumba Matumba".



bandleader, fame, radio-show, sponsor