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The Thrill of Brazil (1946)

Approved | | Musical | 6 September 1946 (USA)
Steve, revue producer in Rio de Janeiro, is still in love with his ex-wife Vicki, his star Linda is in love with Steve and Tito is in love with Linda. Because of this they all get small ... See full summary »

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Linda Lorens
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John Habour
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Tito Guizar
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Yolanda ...
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Ludwig Kriegspiel
Sid Tomack ...
Irikie Bowers
Enric Madriguera ...
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Steve, revue producer in Rio de Janeiro, is still in love with his ex-wife Vicki, his star Linda is in love with Steve and Tito is in love with Linda. Because of this they all get small problems. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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SOUTH AMERICAN FIESTA OF MUSIC AND LAUGHTER! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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6 September 1946 (USA)  »

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Dancing Down to Rio  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Vicki Dean: He's no man, he's my ex-husband.
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Remake of His Girl Friday (1940) See more »

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Minute Samba
Written by Enric Madriguera
Performed by Enric Madriguera and his orchestra
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MGM caliber musical comedy, well worth watching
12 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Among the widely divergent IMDb reviews of this film, I'm inclined toward the positive. Having missed seeing the credits, I thought I'd come upon an obscure but worthy MGM musical (Kennon Wynn was an MGM player, Ann Miller about to become one, the set's, choreography, musical arrangements were MGM caliber, so maybe they borrowed Evyln Keyes from Columbia. . .) Well in fact it was a Columbia picture.

The witty, fast paced dialog was better than that in most 1940's MGM musicals. The arty, sexy, and unusual choreography by Eugene Loring (Nick Castle is co-credited) is very similar to what he did in "Yolanda and the Thief" with Astaire and company at MGM the year before.

Evyln Keyes does an excellent job giving a Roz Russell performance with just the right comic tone, zest, facility with fast paced comic repartee. Keenon Wynn is the weak link, he's no Carry Grant, and seems to me loud, obnoxious, and hard to take. Ann Miller is genuinely sexy in this film, something I never thought she was at MGM.


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