Under the Pampas Moon

Under the Pampas Moon, also known as The Gaucho, is a 1935 American romantic western film directed by James Tinling and starring Warner Baxter and Ketti Gallian.[1] Baxter plays an Argentine gaucho. Rita Hayworth also had an early role in the film. The film has been cited as a "ludicrously dated essay into South American caricature".[2][self-published source]

Under the Pampas Moon
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Directed byJames Tinling
Produced byBuddy G. DeSylva
Written byErnest Pascal
Story byGordon Morris
CinematographyChester A. Lyons
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • June 1, 1935 (1935-06-01)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States


The womanizing gaucho Cesar Campo lives a carefree life on the Pampas. However when a plane lands nearby he meets an attractive French singer and her unscrupulous fiancée who is so impressed by Cesar's horse that he arranges to have it stolen to enter in a horse race under a false name. Cesar pursues them to Buenos Aires and after a flirtation with the French singer and a series of culture clashes in sophisticated hotels and restaurants he rescues the horse and returns home.



  1. ^ "Under the Pampas Moon". TCM. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Reid, John (July 1, 2004). Hollywood Classics 2: B Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies. Lulu.com. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-4116-0997-6.

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