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Rio Rita (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Musical | April 1942 (USA)
Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

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Julio aka Pete
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After being fired from their jobs as clerks in a pet store, Doc and Wishey, a couple of bumpkins, hide in the trunk of a car that they think will take them to New York. Somehow, however, they end up in Texas where they help to facilitate the romance of a popular Latin singer and the owner of a resort hotel while exposing a gang of Fifth-Columnists. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Songs: "RIO RITA" "LONG BEFORE YOU EVER CAME ALONG" "UNUSUAL WEATHER" "The SHADOW SONG" (original print ad - almost all caps) See more »


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Рио-Рита  »

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Trivia

The convertible that Ricardo Montera (John Carroll) drives is a 1942 De Soto Custom with the unique for that era hidden headlights: "New Airfoil Lights - Out of Sight Except At Night". See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Ricardo Montera: [Referring to Rita] who is she?
Golfer: You got me brother!
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Soundtracks

Long Before You Came Along
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Sung by John Carroll (uncredited) from a recording, Kathryn Grayson (uncredited) and John Carroll (uncredited)
Played as background music
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Abbott & Costello battle Nazis on a dude ranch
6 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Corny but likable Abbott and Costello comedy about the duo working at a dude ranch and discovering a Nazi plot (this was filmed during WWII after all). Most of the the comedy is their usual Who's-On-First-like word play and like a lot of Marx Brothers and other comedy pictures of the time, this one features several musical numbers. You also have Tom Conway and Kathryn Grayson, so there's a solid supporting cast, for this otherwise forgettable but entertaining enough of Abbott and Costello picture.


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