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A Menina da Rádio (1944)

Geninha and Fortunato are couple who loves music. He's a good songwriter, she sings well. Despite this, their parents hate each other and do not seem willing to allow their marriage, nor the creation of a local radio for them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Matos ...
Dona Rosa Gonçalves
António Silva ...
Cipriano Lopes
Maria Eugénia ...
Geninha - a Menina da Rádio
Francisco Ribeiro ...
Fortunato (as Ribeirinho)
Óscar de Lemos ...
Teresa Casal ...
Teresa Waldemar
Aida Ultz ...
Aidinha Seabra
Maria Olguim ...
Maria do Ó
Manuel Santos Carvalho ...
Silvestre Alegrim ...
Vital dos Santos ...
Sales Ribeiro
Emilia D'Oliveira ...
Dona Efigénia
Leticia Brazao ...
Mendonça de Carvalho ...
Diretor da rádio


Cipriano Lopes e D.Rosa Gonçalves são lojistas na mesma rua e detestam-se. Mas os respectivos filhos amam-se apaixonadamente. E gostam de música. Para raiva de D.Rosa, o Cipriano Lopes lança-se na criação do Rádio Clube da Estrela, onde a filha provaria os seus dotes musicais, graças ao talento do namorado como compositor. Written by Bill Murray <bill.murray@c7p.com>

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3 July 1944 (Portugal)  »

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The Radio Girl  »

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Timeless laughter
17 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

In this film we see the life of a couple in love, but afraid of the existing hatred between their parents, and how end connected to the world of radio. Directed by Arthur Duarte, this Portuguese comedy features Maria Matos (as Rosa), António Silva (as Cipriano), Maria Eugenia (as Geninha) and Ribeirinho (as Fortunato) in the lead roles.

This film is a comedy Portuguese in old-fashioned style, a classic that delights the audience since decades. At the time, radio was the machine that made many stars, especially in the music business. That's what this film is about, crisscrossing this plot with the loves of the main couple, affected and almost banned because of the hatred between the parents. António Silva is a veteran comedian, Maria Matos is a great comic theater star, and the participation of these "artistic monsters", with all their talent, its enough for the film's worthwhile. But add up Ribeirinho, a comedy genius, and the mastery of Arthur Duarte as a director, and we have the perfect recipe for timeless laughter.

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