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Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  29 December 1933 (USA)
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Aviator and band leader Roger Bond is forever getting his group fired for flirting with the lady guests. When he falls for Brazilian beauty Belinha de Rezende it appears to be for real, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Belinha De Rezende (as Dolores Del Rio)
Gene Raymond ...
Roger Bond
Raul Roulien ...
Julio Rubeiro
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Honey Hale
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Fred Ayres
Blanche Friderici ...
Dona Elena De Rezende
Walter Walker ...
Senor De Rezende
Etta Moten ...
The Colored Singer
Roy D'Arcy ...
One of the Three Greeks
Maurice Black ...
One of the Three Greeks
Armand Kaliz ...
One of the Three Greeks
Paul Porcasi ...
The Mayor
Reginald Barlow ...
The Banker
Eric Blore ...
The Head Waiter
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Aviator and band leader Roger Bond is forever getting his group fired for flirting with the lady guests. When he falls for Brazilian beauty Belinha de Rezende it appears to be for real, even though she is already engaged. His Yankee Clippers band is hired to open the new Hotel Atlântico in Rio and Roger offers to fly Belinha part way home. After a mechanical breakdown and forced landing, Roger is confident and makes his move, but Belinha plays hard to get. She can't seem to decide between Roger and her fiance Júlio. When performing the airborne production number to mark the Hotel's opening, Júlio gets some intriguing ideas... Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Musical romance staged in the clouds... See more »


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29 December 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carioca  »

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$462,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane that the character Roger Bond flies is a Monocoupe 90, designed in 1930 by Don Luscombe. It was capable of speeds of up to 100 knots (115 MPH - a very high-performance airplane for its day) but in no way could it reach Haiti from Miami without many fuel stops along the way. (If at all.) See more »

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From the height they were flying, most of the "dance" routines of the young women on the plane wings would not be visible to people on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Fred Ayres: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. This is really good news. Rog has outdone himself.
Honey Hale: I'll bet he's broken both legs running after two women at the same time.
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Referenced in Edgemont: Moving Day (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Flying Down to Rio
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu
Song performed by Fred Astaire
Dance performed by chorus
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Rio, Rio by the Sea-o
16 November 2001 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

The first pairing of Astaire and Rogers, playing second leads to Dolores DelRio and a slightly strabismic Gene Raymond. What music and what dancing!!! And the scenery of 1933 Rio is worth seeing. The story is slight, the acting is slighter but who cares when Astaire and Rogers take the floor for the Carioca. How silly is the concept of a bunch of girls strapped to the wings of airplanes performing over the hotel? But again, who cares?...it's history on film as the seminal appearance of the most famous dance team in the movies. The supporting players are good but what became of Raul Roulien?.....the rest are familiar to fans of old movies. Love the music,(even Orchids in the Moonlight)and especially the title tune which is rather forgotten now. Step back in time and enjoy this dated, but absolutely wonderful film. You won't be sorry and maybe you will dance the Carioca!!


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