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George Seaton (screen play) &
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Release Date:
11 April 1941 (USA) See more »
Have a rendezvous with music and gaiety ! See more »
An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue. See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alice Faye ... Baroness Duarte

Don Ameche ... Larry Martin / Baron Duarte

Carmen Miranda ... Carmen

S.Z. Sakall ... Penna

J. Carrol Naish ... Machado

Curt Bois ... Salles

Leonid Kinskey ... Pierre
Bando da Lua ... Carmen Miranda's Orchestra

Frank Puglia ... Pedro
Lillian Porter ... Luiza

Maria Montez ... Inez
Georges Renavent ... Ambassador

Eddie Conrad ... Alfonso (as Edward Conrad)

Fortunio Bonanova ... Pereira
Flores Brothers Trio ... Specialty Trio (as Flores Brothers)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fred Malatesta ... Butler (scenes deleted)
Bettye Avery ... Model (uncredited)

Monica Bannister ... Model (uncredited)
Bonnie Bannon ... Model (uncredited)
George Bookasta ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Official at Airport (uncredited)
Esther Brodelet ... (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Stock Exchange Clerk (uncredited)
Andre Cuyas ... Waiter (uncredited)
Charles De Ravenne ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Dorothy Dearing ... Model (uncredited)

Jean Del Val ... Stock Exchange Clerk (uncredited)
Lillian Eggers ... Model (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Bunny Hartley ... Model (uncredited)
Mary Ann Hyde ... Singing Secretary (uncredited)
Barbara Lynn ... Singing Secretary (uncredited)
Vivian Mason ... Singing Secretary (uncredited)

Alberto Morin ... Eca, the Pilot (uncredited)
Roseanne Murray ... Model (uncredited)
Jean O'Donnell ... Singing Secretary (uncredited)
Marion Rosamond ... Model (uncredited)
Frederick Vogeding ... Stock Exchange Trader (uncredited)
Joyce Walsh ... Model (uncredited)
Poppy Wilde ... Model (uncredited)

Directed by
Irving Cummings 
Writing credits
George Seaton (screen play) &
Bess Meredyth (screen play) and
Hal Long (screen play)

Samuel Hoffenstein (additional dialogue)

Rudolph Lothar (based on a play by) and
Hans Adler (based on a play by)

Jessie Ernst (adapted by)

Produced by
Fred Kohlmar .... associate producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Alfred Newman (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan (director of photography)
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson (film editor)
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Joseph C. Wright 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (costumes)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
David Buttolph .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director
Morgan Padelford .... associate technicolor director
Hermes Pan .... dance staged by
Angela Blue .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Joseph .... jewelry designer: Alice Faye (uncredited)
Dante Orgalini .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Gilberto Souto .... Portuguese coach: Don Ameche (uncredited)
Zacharias Yaconelli .... English coach: Carmen Miranda (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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91 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:AL (2009) (DVD) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #6905)

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The sixth and final teaming of Don Ameche and Alice Faye.See more »
Baroness:[Larry has made a plan with the baroness to help her get even with her husband. Larry meets the baron in the hall, where he explains to the baron what his wife intended to do. Larry leaves, and the baron enters the room, where the baroness mistakes him for look-alike Larry] Oh, hurry! Hurry, I just saw his car in the driveway. Now, get ready. I expect him to come in any minute. He didn't see you, did he? Oh. A little closer, huh? No, no. Maybe you'd better take me in your arms. Oh, I'll show him! I'll give him the most unhappy moment of his life. I will.
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Rapturous Entertainment, 3 May 2003
Author: Kalaman from Ottawa

This is one of my absolute favorite Fox musicals, photographed in the studio's idiosyncratic garish Technicolor, featuring Carmen Miranda in her second American appearance; Alice Faye and Don Ameche in their last pairing. Ameche is in a double role: playing a Rio nightclub entertainer Larry Martin and a rich airline businessman Baron Duarte.

"That Night in Rio" starts explosively with Miranda's entertainingly flashy number "Chicka Chicka Boom Chick" in Rio. Then Carmen's boyfriend Martin enters while riding a car. After hordes of couples dance to Carmen's colorful spectacle, Baron Duarte and his wife Baroness (Alice Faye) arrive. Martin announces he is going to impersonate the Baron. In a musical number, he does it brilliantly. The Baron is very impressed and goes off to backstage to meet him and Carmen. While he is in backstage, Martin courts the Baroness and does another fine Duarte impression. But Martin doesn't know the Baron is in real financial trouble. A few days after that night in Rio, the Baron leaves for Buenos Aires. Martin is secretly hired by the Baron's associates to replace him, so his rivals in the airline business won't notice his absence. Martin not only replaces the Baron, he again courts and romances the Baroness. Many funny and ingenious complications follow.

"That Night in Rio" continues the trend started in "Down Argentine Way" - pleasant romancing in exotic Latin locales, galvanized by Technicolor and Carmen Miranda. Alice Faye was supposed to star "Down Argentine Way" but due to illness, the lead role went to Betty Grable. Now, Faye got her lead in "That Night in Rio". I don't think it is near "Hello, Frisco, Hello" (my favorite Faye musical) but there are a lot to enjoy in "That night In Rio".

Miranda especially is very funny. Her quarrels with Ameche, her Brazilian accent ("You is a low down, no good ham!"), and her dance numbers (particularly "Ay, yai, yai, yai, yai, I like you very much") are entertaining & rapturous.

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