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This edition: The Gay Desperado

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Episode Details

First aired: March 28, 2015.

(1936/U.S., 86 min., b&w, musical comedy/United Artists) Dir.: Rouben Mamoulian. Cast: Nino Martini, Ida Lupino, Leo Carrillo, Harold Huber. Mexican bandit Braganza (Leo Carrillo), an admirer of American gangster movies, kidnaps an opera singer (Nino Martini) and an American couple who are eloping in Mexico. When the groom-to-be escapes to save his own skin, the fiancee (Ida Lupino) and the opera singer fall in love. A lively musical comedy which satirizes gangster movies and features songs by Metropolitan Opera star Nino Martini. Discussion guest: David Lugowski

Guest List

David Lugowski Manhattanville College