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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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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>

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Comedy | Musical

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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 »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Felicio Salles: Now there are a few things you must learn. Your wife's name is Cecilia.
Larry Martin: Yeah Beautiful name isn't it?
Felicio Salles: That's besides the point. Your valet is pedro and the chauffeurs is wildo.
Larry Martin: Beautiful.
Felicio Salles: If you think pedro is beautiful that's your affair.
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Soundtracks

I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Carmen Miranda
Copyright 1941
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Another Funny and Musical Work From the 40's
15 December 2000 | by IrisNo11See all my reviews

During a nice night out with his wife, Cecilia (Alice Faye), Baron Manuel Duarte (Don Ameche) watches a performance by entertainer, Larry Martin (also played by Don Ameche), who impersonates him...and he does it very well. Impressed by the performance, the baron goes backstage to meet the young actor. Little does the baron know that the actor chats with is wife. When the baron is missing for work, his associates hire Larry to impersonate the baron (and has no idea what he's doing either). And the rest is history.

A comical 1940's film this is, also starring the one and only Carmen Miranda, who plays Larry's hot-tempered girlfriend, Carmen, who of course is also a singer at the club where Larry performs.

What I love about the old films from the 1940's is the old fashion Hollywood glamour with the fancy dresses and evening gowns, etc., and not to mention, the fine jewelry the women wear (i.e. the baronesses anniversary gift from her husband). But it's a far cry from what you see today: Lack of long term kissing, sex, violence, and of course, swearing. Lots of music and ditsy characters.

I found "That Night In Rio" quite delightful when I watched it on AMC. It was bubbly with a lot of really lighthearted music and comedy, and sophisticated fashions worn by Carmen Miranda and Alice Faye. I got a kick out of Carmen's hot-tempered character, who kept on throwing her shoes at Larry when he made her angry. Not to mention, Don Ameche was a brilliant actor who could play two different characters quite well, and can compare each of them onscreen. :)

Good film...enjoyable for anyone who likes old movies! :)


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