Producer Jack Cummings never stopped attempting to do different kinds of films. His work ranged from six wet and wonderful Esther Williams movies and intriguing biographies like THE STRATTON STORY to well-tailored comedies such as THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON. In SOMBRERO, he tried to
do a truthful musical about the way life was in Mexico and used, as the basis, three tales from Niggli's book. Three sets of lovers are depicted. The tale of Montalban (whom Cummings "discovered") and Angeli provides the humor, as both come from feuding villages and the towns must be calmed before
the two can marry (a south of the border ROMEO AND JULIET story). Gassman, whom MGM h...