Cyd charisse w ricardo montalban ann miller 1948 the kissing bandit
The film is set in the early nineteenth century. Ricardo (Frank Sinatra) is the son of a robber known as the Kissing Bandit. He however is a shy, Boston-bred young man who does not know how to sit on a horse. He falls for the daughter of the Spanish Governor of California.
Frank Sinatra ... Ricardo Kathryn Grayson ... Teresa J. Carrol Naish ... Chico Mildred Natwick ... Isabella Mikhail Rasumny ... Don Jose Billy Gilbert ... General Felipe Toro Sono Osato ... Bianca Clinton Sundberg ... Colonel Gomez Carleton G. Young ... Count Ricardo Belmonte Ricardo Montalban ... Fiesta Specialty Dancer Ann Miller ... Fiesta Specialty Dancer Cyd Charisse ... Fiesta Specialty Dancer Edna Skinner ... Juanita
Vicente Gómez ... Mexican Guitarist
The film was a financial disaster, earning $969,000 in the US and Canada and $412,000 overseas, resulting in a loss to MGM of $2,643,000. This made it one of the least successful musicals in MGM history.
It was reviewed - unfavourably - in Picturegoer : "the progress of [the] romance is uninspired and very dull. The one worthwhile performance comes from J. Carrol Naish as The Kissing Bandit's henchman."