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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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Have a rendezvous with music and gaiety ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Release Date:

11 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Noite no Rio  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original play, "The Red Cat" by Hans Adler, opened in New York on 19 September 1934. It had a brief run of 13 performances. Fox Studios head Darryl F. Zanuck financed the play's brief Broadway production so he could purchase the movie rights. In 1935, Zanuck used the play as the basis for the movie Folies Bergère de Paris (1935), starring Maurice Chevalier. Following That Night in Rio (1941), Fox Studios again used the play as the basis for On the Riviera (1951), starring Danny Kaye. See more »

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Version of L'homme des Folies Bergère (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

They Met in Rio (A Midnight Serenade)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Don Ameche in Portuguese and Alice Faye in English
Copyright 1941
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Implausible fun
8 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one is one of Foxs' best of this type of musical. While the plot is totally implausible, it's still lots of fun with the beautiful Alice Faye and the funny Carmem Miranda doing her best Carmen Miranda. Don Ameche acquits himself well in a double role. Lavish production numbers in a night club that could never really fit or be done in even the biggest night club in the world, are nice to see. Since this is "fantasy" all works well here, even the inane plot line. A little risqué for it's day with Faye not sure who she has slept with. All comes out well in the end, which is no surprise in any of the Fox musicals. The DVD transfer here is great. If you enjoy this little confection, be sure to rent ON THE RIVIERA with Danny Kaye. It's a very close remake of this with some of the dialog exactly the same. Danny Kaye is brilliant in this one and I enjoyed it more than THAT NIGHT IN RIO, but both have their charms. See them both, back to back.


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