La Cucaracha

26. LA CUCARACHA (1934-USA). COLOR. With STEFFI DUNA. A lavish musical comedy show filled with classic Mexican songs and dances, fashioned around the story Of “the very great Martine Of Mexico City.” He’s a pompous impresario seeking new talent for his theater, and he finds himself hopelessly-and hilariously – manipulated by an ambitious, single-minded singer/dancer/spitfire. She additionally tangles with her vain male counterpart, the Great Pancho, with whom she wishes to b partnered. The film is distinguished as the first-ever three-color Technicolor short subject, and it’s meticulously designed visual feast that makes dazzling use Of its color palette. Not surprisingly, the film was honored with a Best Short Subject Academy Award. 21 minutes. Musical