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That Night in Rio (1941)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  11 April 1941 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Baroness Cecilia Duarte
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Impersonator Larry Martin / Baron Manuel Duarte
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Carmen
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Arthur Penna
J. Carrol Naish ...
Machado
Curt Bois ...
Felicio Salles
Leonid Kinskey ...
Monsieur Pierre Dufond
Bando da Lua ...
Themselves, Carmen Miranda's Orchestra
Frank Puglia ...
Pedro, Manuel's Valet
Lillian Porter ...
Luiza, Cecilia's Maid
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Inez
Georges Renavent ...
Ambassador
Eddie Conrad ...
Alfonso, Larry's Dresser (as Edward Conrad)
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Pereira, the Headwaiter
Flores Brothers Trio ...
Specialty Trio
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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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11 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Noite no Rio  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The sixth and final teaming of Don Ameche and Alice Faye. See more »


Soundtracks

The Conference
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Don Ameche
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I Yi Yi Yi I Like It Very Much
5 October 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Poor Don Ameche must have felt like something of a doormat. In her first film Carmen Miranda stole the film from him and Betty Grable in Down Argentina Way. Now Ameche with new co-star Alice Faye got upended again by Miranda in That Night In Rio. Don Ameche if nothing else was a gentleman and one of the classiest men in Hollywood. He got his licks in That Night In Rio playing a dual role.

If this plot seems familiar it was previously done as Folies Bergere with Maurice Chevalier and afterward by Danny Kaye in On The Double. Ameche is a prominent Brazilian financier who is married to Alice Faye and something of a cold fish. He's also a visiting American entertainer who is going out with Carmen Miranda and as part of his act does a dead on impersonation of the financier with a little more pizazz.

Circumstances have Curt Bois and S.Z. Sakall come to the entertainer to have him impersonate the financier for 24 hours while the financier goes out of town for some really delicate business negotiations. The entertainer succeeds in arousing the sleeping woman in Faye and the sleeping tiger in Miranda with the impersonation. I think you can figure the rest out.

Harry Warren and Mack Gordon wrote the score, but the songs that Faye and Ameche sing are barely noticeable. But I Yi Yi Yi I Like You Very Much and Chica-Boom-Chic became a staple of Carmen Miranda's nightclub act for the rest of her life. And the way she sings them, hey no one else has ever even tried to do those numbers, you can't possibly imitate that style.

For Carmen Miranda fans who are still legion, the world over.


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