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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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Carmen Navarro / Mlle Fifi
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Andy Russell ...
Andy Russell
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Anne Stuart
Abel Green ...
Abel Green
Louis Sobol ...
Louis Sobol (as Louie Sobol)
Earl Wilson ...
The De Castro Sisters ...
Singing Trio
Raul Reyes ...
Rhumba Dancer
Eva Reyes ...
Rhumba Dancer
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Liggett
Igor Dega ...
Dance Specialty
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Cigarette Girl / Finale Performer (as Kay Gorcey)
Merle McHugh ...
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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Comedy | Musical

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30 May 1947 (USA)  »

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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

Lionel Q. Devereaux: You had to go and get cured by penicillin.
Andy Russell: Well, it is good for my throat.
Lionel Q. Devereaux: So's a razor!
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Crazy Credits

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

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References M (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Do the Copacabana
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Written by Edward Ward (uncredited) & Sam Coslow
Sung by Carmen Miranda, Kay Marvis, and The De Castro Sisters
Danced by The Copa Girls; Raul Reyes with Eva Reyes; and Groucho Marx with Kay Marvis and Carmen Miranda
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"Go west young man!" ..."Well go west to your local videostore
31 December 1999 | by (Farmville, VA) – See all my reviews

If you love Groucho Marx or love musicals this is the movie for you. Groucho Marx is still the funniest man alive. Groucho Marx is witty as a slippery agent to Carmen Miranda in this movie. I am a fan of anything he does or anything the "Marx Bros." are invovled with. (even though this is a solo act)This movie has it all musical numbers and laughs. The chemistry between Carmen Miranda(Carmen Novarro)and Groucho (Lionel Q.Deveraux) is incredible. I will go into the plot well it has to do with anarchy and misinformation with has been a playing ground of Groucho's for years. I would like to thank Groucho and his brothers for making me laugh when my our life I sometimes don't have much to laugh at. Fellas you were trully are blessed. Thank You. P.S. Mr. Deveraux even brings back an old friend for a song and dance... don't ask you can't afford him.


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