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That Night in Rio (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 11 April 1941 (USA)
An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

George Seaton (screen play), Bess Meredyth (screen play) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Faye ... Baroness Cecilia Duarte
Don Ameche ... Larry Martin / Baron Manuel Duarte
Carmen Miranda ... Carmen
S.Z. Sakall ... Arthur Penna
J. Carrol Naish ... Machado
Curt Bois ... Felicio Salles
Leonid Kinskey ... Pierre Dufond
Bando da Lua ... Banda da Lua
Frank Puglia ... Pedro
Lillian Porter Lillian Porter ... Luiza
Maria Montez ... Inez
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Ambassador
Eddie Conrad ... Alfonso (as Edward Conrad)
Fortunio Bonanova ... Pereira
Flores Brothers Trio Flores Brothers Trio ... Specialty Trio (as Flores Brothers)
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Storyline

An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

HEAR THOSE TANTALIZING GORDON and WARREN TUNES! (original print media ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

11 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquella noche en Río See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The sixth and final teaming of Don Ameche and Alice Faye. See more »

Quotes

Baroness: [Larry has made a plan with the baroness to help her get even with her husband. Larry meets the baron in the hall, where he explains to the baron what his wife intended to do. Larry leaves, and the baron enters the room, where the baroness mistakes him for look-alike Larry] Oh, hurry! Hurry, I just saw his car in the driveway. Now, get ready. I expect him to come in any minute. He didn't see you, did he? Oh. A little closer, huh? No, no. Maybe you'd better take me in your arms. Oh, I'll show him...
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Soundtracks

Boa Noite (Good-Night)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Don Ameche, later in the movie by Alice Faye, and in part at the end by Don Ameche,
Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda
Copyright 1941
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Implausible fun
8 September 2007 | by ryancmSee all my reviews

This one is one of Foxs' best of this type of musical. While the plot is totally implausible, it's still lots of fun with the beautiful Alice Faye and the funny Carmem Miranda doing her best Carmen Miranda. Don Ameche acquits himself well in a double role. Lavish production numbers in a night club that could never really fit or be done in even the biggest night club in the world, are nice to see. Since this is "fantasy" all works well here, even the inane plot line. A little risqué for it's day with Faye not sure who she has slept with. All comes out well in the end, which is no surprise in any of the Fox musicals. The DVD transfer here is great. If you enjoy this little confection, be sure to rent ON THE RIVIERA with Danny Kaye. It's a very close remake of this with some of the dialog exactly the same. Danny Kaye is brilliant in this one and I enjoyed it more than THAT NIGHT IN RIO, but both have their charms. See them both, back to back.


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