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Copacabana (1947)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 30 May 1947 (USA)
An agent has his only client pose as both a French chanteuse and Brazilian bombshell to fool a nightclub owner.

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Andy Russell ...
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Abel Green ...
Abel Green
Louis Sobol ...
Louis Sobol (as Louie Sobol)
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Earl Wilson
The De Castro Sisters ...
Singing Trio
Raul Reyes ...
Rhumba Dancer
Eva Reyes ...
Rhumba Dancer
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Igor Dega ...
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Cigarette Girl / Finale Performer (as Kay Gorcey)
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Copa Girl
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Storyline

Talent agent Lionel Devereaux sells his girlfriend/client Carmen Novarro to New York City's famous Copacabana nightclub as a Latin-American singer/dancer and, pressed for another act, he sells her again, this time with a blonde wig and Moroccan veil, as a French singer...for the same presentation. The wear and tear on Carmen, changing back-and-forth between numbers, leaves to a heated exchange of words between the performer and her fiancé agent. This leads to the disappearance of Carmen's alter ego, which arouses suspicions by the management...and the police. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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So LAVISH! So LILTING! So LADEN with LAUGHTER! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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30 May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Копакабана  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Groucho Marx's first starring movie role without Harpo Marx or Chico Marx. See more »

Quotes

Carmen Navarro: Why you always chasing women?
Lionel Q. Devereaux: I'll tell you as soon as I catch one.
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Crazy Credits

Steve Cochran's main title credit includes the following acknowledgment: "By Arrangement with Samuel Goldwyn." See more »

Connections

References Go West (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Go West, Young Man
Written by Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby
Performed by Groucho Marx (uncredited) and The Copa Girls (uncredited)
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Carmen's a pretty good foil but she's no Harpo and Chico.
15 January 2010 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

While I prefer Groucho's humor the most amongst all three Marx brothers, it's just not the same without Chico and Harpo for Groucho to play off of.

I had never seen Carmen Miranda in action, though I had long known of her being a performer with kooky hats. Now that I've seen her on screen, I think she comes across as a cross between Marlene Dietrich and Charo - a surprisingly fun mix. She's actually a good foil for Groucho, so I think it's the screenplay that doesn't play to their full potentials. It's still a fairly charming movie, with Carmen taking on the role of two different stage performers and Groucho providing zingers.


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