Expatriate French filmmaker Jacques Constant (of Pepe le Moko fame) was both author and director of Sinfonia Argentina. Juan De Dios stars as an itinerant actor whose tiny troupe pitches camp in a downtrodden Argentine village. Through ways both obvious and mystical, De Dios turns the miserable little burg into the Garden Spot of the region. At this point, one of the hero's youthful co-actors (one-fourth of a singing quartet) heads to Buenos Aires, seeking fame and fortune. He is on the verge of doom and despair when De Dios makes another magical appearance and saves the day. To prove how entrenched certain cliches were by 1942, the Variety critic referred to the "established Mickey Rooney manner" in which the protagonists stage a big show at the climax.
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