Mariachi Movie Night
In rural Mexico, when a young boy’s parents are killed, he is raised by a farm worker and the town’s barman, who instills a desire of vengeance in him, and as an adult he romances a young woman who is going to marry a rich man to save her father from financial ruin. This 1941 Mexican film classic became an enormous hit and features Jorge Negrete as the first cinematic singing Mariachi. This performance made Negrete - ’el charro cantor’ an international Latin film star and launched the appearance of singing mariachis in films.
As for the famous title song, Walt Disney borrowed the melody and added new English lyrics for his film The Three Caballeros (1944). The song has also been covered by Placido Domingo, Julio Ingelsias and even Senator Ted Kennedy, who apparently serenaded Texan voters with it while campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008.