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Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey are the only two cast members who recreated their roles from the stage production. This is their first of many films together as a comedy team. See more »
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Lovely old musical based on a smash Broadway show produced by Flo Ziegfeld.
Stale plot but it doesn't matter what with great leads by John Boles and Bebe Daniels. Nonsense about a bunch of vigilantes seeking the notorious "Kinkajou." But the songs are terrific and both Boles and Daniels have great voices. It must have been a great surprise to film fans to see Bebe Daniels in this film. She had been a star for a decade and emerged as the great singer. Their duet on "Rio Rita" is excellent.
Along for the ride (and from the Broadway play) are Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey who are very funny here. Contrary to general knowledge, they were NOT a vaudeville team. They had never even met before being hired for the Broadway production. But RIO RITA started a long and very funny teaming of the two in many films.
Dorothy Lee is also good in this film as the "boop-a-doop" voiced girl friend of Wheeler. Their duet on "Sweetheart We Need Each Other" is a delight and when they break into a tap dance routine, they are just perfect. Lee is especially good, but I don't remember much dancing from her other films.
The 1942 version of RIO RITA is lousy and perverts the whole show to build it around the odious Abbott and Costello.....
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