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Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | 25 December 1947 (USA)
Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Edmund Beloin (original story), Jack Rose (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Crosby ... Scat Sweeney
Bob Hope ... Hot Lips Barton
Dorothy Lamour ... Lucia Maria de Andrade
Gale Sondergaard ... Catherine Vail
Frank Faylen ... Trigger
Joseph Vitale ... Tony
George Meeker ... Sherman Mallory
Frank Puglia ... Rodrigues
Nestor Paiva ... Cardoso
Robert Barrat ... Johnson
Stanley Andrews ... Capt. Harmon
Harry Woods ... Ship's Purser
Herbert Wiere Herbert Wiere ... One of the Wiere Brothers) (as The Wiere Brothers)
Harry Wiere Harry Wiere ... One of the Wiere Brothers (as The Wiere Brothers)
Sylvester Wiere Sylvester Wiere ... One of the Wiere Brothers (as The Wiere Brothers)
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Storyline

Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotized, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Taglines:

A fiesta of fun!...ON THE MERRIEST ROAD OF ALL! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caminho do Rio See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,500,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Contains one of the earliest (and repeated) uses of the word 'groovy' in film, predating its 1947 use in advertising spots for the film 'Miracle on 34th Street'. See more »

Goofs

When Hot Lips and Scat disguise themselves as the barber and shoeshine boy, Hot Lips begins to put shaving cream on the guy in the chair, including his mustache, but the close-up shows no shaving cream on his mustache. See more »

Quotes

Hot Lips Barton: Gee, things grow fast in this country!
Scat Sweeney: Oh... tropics, you know.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits begin with the names of the stars (and their legs) doing a dance, with the rest of the credits swaying in time with the music. See more »

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Soundtracks

OLHA ELLA
Written by Russo de Pandeiro and Peterpan
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just "Road to Rio"
2 April 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope,Bing Crosby. and an old fashion musical in clothes of commedy. seductive, exotic, nice, hilarious, romantic and slice of an age of Hollywood in which the entertainment was more than a superficial duty. sure, for our time, clear expression of naivety. but the truth remains in the "Road to Rio" area. one of motifs - it has an easy but smart story, the Wiere Brothers in adorable performances and, sure, Gale Sondergaard as the perfect evil woman from a glorious tradition. so, just "Road to Rio".


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