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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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Blanche Friderici ...
Dona Elena De Rezende
Walter Walker ...
Senor De Rezende
Etta Moten ...
The Colored Singer
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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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Romance that soars to the skies on the wings of song! 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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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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Just after the flying sequence with the wing dancers there is a scene with characters sat on the terrace. The back projected image is to the wrong scale resulting in someone with an enormous head being next to the parapet. See more »

Quotes

Fred Ayres: Nothing of the kind. He's landed us a job in Rio. Rio de Janeiro. The Hotel Atlantico. We'll be flying down any morning now.
Honey Hale: And swimming back in the afternoon. I'm taking my water-wings.
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Referenced in Splice (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Carioca
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu
Song performed by Alice Gentle, Movita and Etta Moten
Dance performed by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, chorus
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Flights of musical fancy
22 May 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This early musical reminds me of a frothy milkshake with a tangy, South American flavor! Entertainment, pure and simple. Although slightly dated in some ways it still has a great deal of appeal for those who enjoy well staged musicals. Sure there were more streamlined musical productions to follow at a later date, but I feel this one has an exciting atmosphere as far as musical content is concerned (dancing), not to mention the episode, as a finale, of those smiling girls strapped to planes soaring up above the landscape. I wonder if they'd dare to do such high flying films again in our time.

Gene Raymond was some handsome fella! although I felt his acting ability could do with more smooth flowing gestures. Dolores del Rio certainly was exquisite, which no one can deny. The teaming of Fred and Ginger here is probably well documented many times over by others so suffice to say they sure started something in the history of dance! Pass the popcorn please and just enjoy.


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