Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 30, 1947

Fiesta (MGM) is tacked together out of Technicolor, leftover story formulas and shopworn lace, to shelter three possible excuses for a picture: music, dancing and bullfighting. The bullring sequences get along without picadors or coups de grace, and apparently the same old company bull is photographed again & again. More stirring is Johnny (Body & Soul) Green's rearrangement of Aaron Copland's El Salon Mexico. Bits of the dancing (by Mexican Star Ricardo Montalban and Cyd Charisse) are more tense and percussive than the brand generally seen north of the border.

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