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Uncle Rudy
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Gerold 'Jerry' Bruce
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The American journalist Jo Anne Benson works for a popular travel magazine. Jo Anne is looking for interesting stories and she travels, accompanied by the dashing photographer Dan Jordan, to South America. Jo Anne hopes to meet her fiancé Charlie Corker, who lives in South America. It appears however, that Dan is in love with Jo Anne too. Complications will follow. Written by Robert

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That HAPPY-GO-LATIN MUSICAL (original print ad - mostly caps)

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27 July 1945 (Sweden)  »

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En rumba i Rio  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Rumba Matumba
Music by Bobby Collazo
Lyrics by Mort Greene
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Just Doesn't Cut It
2 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps this film was an attempt to hitch onto the Pan-American goodwill efforts of the 1940s. The contrived plot is a boy-meets-girl story, interrupted by musical performances of Latin American artists, some of which were Carmen Miranda wannabees, and none of which were memorable or even particularly good.

Leading man, Phillip Terry, just doesn't seem to have much screen charisma. Supporting cast members, Robert Benchley and Eve Arden, play the same characters that they did in countless other movies, so even their presence doesn't help this film. But don't blame the actors for what amounts to a bad script.

If there had been a notable musical performance, or some clever comedy in this movie, there might be a reason to watch it—but there isn't. What's worse is that the print recently broadcast by Turner Classic Movies wasn't in very good condition.


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