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Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes a nosedive. In hopes of rekindling their romance and getting Vicky back on the boards with him, Dan follows her to a ritzy resort in the Canadian Rockies, where she and Victor are about to open their new act. But things get complicated when Dan wakes after a bender to find that he's hired an outlandish Latin secretary, Rosita Murphy, which makes Vicky think he's just up to his old tricks again. Written by
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For the "Lux Radio Theater" version, Carmen Miranda delivered a samba which had not been featured in the movie: "Tico Tico" (music by Zequinha De Abreu, Portuguese lyrics by Aloysio De Oliveira). This fast-moving number soon would become a Miranda specialty. She would record it for Decca on January 27, 1945, and then in Copacabana (1947), Carmen would perform it as a song-and-dance routine. See more »
In the scene where Dan and Vicky are discussing his secretary (Miss Murphy), Dan is standing with his arms crossed in front. His left hand is over his right arm. When the scene changes view, his left hand is under his right. See more »
There are several musicals from the early 1940s with overlapping cast memberships and similar plots. Among these are Down Argentine Way (1940), Week-End in Havana (1941), The Gang's All Here (1943) and this one.
This is my favorite of the lot, and here's why. Carmen Miranda and Edward Everett Horton.
Carmen Miranda was in all the movies I named above, and she steals the show in every single one of them. But in this one, she has a larger part.
The pairing of Carmen with Edward Everett Horton was sheer genius. The talented Horton had a wide range, from serious parts such as Lost Horizon (1937) to being the narrator of "Fractured Fairy Tales" in the 1960s. His best roles, though, were probably his comedic ones, and he was rarely better than here.
Carmen's wild attraction to Horton is funny enough in itself, simply because it is so unlikely. She is head-over-heels for him and throws herself at him in a way only the Brazilian Bombshell can do. Combine this with the diffident Horton's hesitancy, embarrassment and overall dignified befuddlement and you've got a love story the like of which has never been filmed elsewhere.
Don't get me wrong -- this is not the front story, which takes place between Betty Grable and John Payne. It is a secondary subplot. And the story itself is secondary to the music and dancing.
Still, for me, Rosita and McTavish are the sine qua non of the film, and make it my favorite movie in which I have seen Carmen Miranda.
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