Pepe Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline


Popular Mexican comedian Cantinflas (Mario Moreno) plays the title character in this star-studded, amusing comedy drama by George Sidney. Pepe is the same sort of impoverished stereotype Cantinflas made famous in several of his comedies; in this case he is a hired hand on a ranch who chases down a horse for his employer. A boozing Hollywood director buys a white stallion belonging to Pepe’s boss and the determined ranch hand decides to take off for Hollywood to get the horse back. Once in this new and strange environment — where a lot of cameos by the likes of Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bing Crosby, Maurice Chevalier, and many others enliven the action — Pepe becomes a friend to the alcoholic director. Unfortunately, what is missing here is “Cantinfletico.” That is the nickname for the rambling non-sequitur characteristic of Cantinflas that no one else could master. The film was originally released at 195 minutes, then edited down to 157.

Release date: Dec 21, 1960
Production Company: Columbia Pictures
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Genre: Art House & International,Comedy,Musical & Performing Arts

Pepe Caste and Crew
Director: George Sidney
writer: Claude Binyon,Dorothy Kingsley
Cantinflas,Dan Dailey,Shirley Jones,Carlos Montalban,Vicki Trickett,Matt Mattox,Michael Callan,Hank Henry,Suzanne Lloyd,Jimmy Durante,Bobby Darin,Sammy Davis Jr.,Richard Conte,Maurice Chevalier,Bing Crosby,Joey Bishop,Zsa Zsa Gabor,Judy Garland,Debbie Reynolds,Jack Lemmon,Jay North,Andre Previn,Frank Sinatra,Cesar Romero,Billie Burke,Greer Garson,Peter Lawford,Janet Leigh,Donna Reed,Edward G. Robinson,Stephen Bekassy,Ernie Kovacs,William Demarest,Carol Douglas,Francisco Reguerra,Joe Hyams,Carlos Rivas,Charles Coburn,Tony Curtis,Hedda Hopper,Dean Martin,Kim Novak,Ann B. Davis,Jack Entratter,E.E. Fogelson,Jane Robinson,Bunny Waters,Shirley DeBurgh,Steve Baylor,John Burnside,James Bacon,James Cavanaugh,Jeanne Manet,Robert B. Williams,Bonnie Green,Lela Bliss,David Landfield,Sue Lloyd,Ray Walker,Margie Nelson,Dorothy Abbott,Kenner C. Kemp,Steve Carruthers,Jim Great Elk Waters,Billy Snyder,Frederico Roberto