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Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.

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Rita Ferguson
John Boles ...
Capt. Jim Stewart
Bert Wheeler ...
Chick Bean
Robert Woolsey ...
Ned Lovett
Dorothy Lee ...
Dolly Bean
Don Alvarado ...
Roberto Ferguson
Georges Renavent ...
General Ravinoff
Helen Kaiser ...
Mrs. Katie Bean
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Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Ziegfeld's fabulous all-talking, all-singing super screen spectacle


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(RCA Photophone System)

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"Rio Rita" was adapted from a Broadway musical produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.. The original production opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on Feb. 2, 1927 and ran for 494 performances. This was one of the very few instances in which a Ziegfeld musical from the 1920's was adapted to film virtually unchanged. See more »

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Version of Musical Comedy Time: Rio Rita (1950) See more »

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The Spanish Shawl
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Tierney
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Performed by Eva Rosita
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When Time Isn't Kind
27 October 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Most old films noted as "of historical interest only" are actually very entertaining. "Rio Rita" is not. It is one of the better examples of the "historically interesting" film. It's also helpful if you view it as a extravagantly filmed stage production. The 1927-28 stage musical, produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, was a colossal success. And, the too long film version was voted 1927's fourth "Best Picture", in the annual poll conducted by "Film Daily".

The opportunity to see "Rio Rita" on screen, in partial color, with popular Bebe Daniels (as Rita Ferguson) in her first speaking (and singing) role, proved irresistible at the box office. Ms. Daniels did not equal her 1920s silent successes, but extended her popularity into the early "talkie" era. Check out the debuting comedy team of Wheeler and Woolsey (with Dorothy Lee) in "Hips, Hips, Hooray!" for a better representation of their work.

***** Rio Rita (1929) Luther Reed ~ Bebe Daniels, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey


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