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Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | 25 December 1947 (USA)
Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

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Storyline

Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotized, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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A fiesta of fun!...ON THE MERRIEST ROAD OF ALL! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »


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25 December 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Caminho do Rio  »

Box Office

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$4,500,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Disembarking from the ship, Bing Crosby tells sinister Gale Sondegaard "I'll listen for you on Inner Sanctum". Radio's "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" debuted in 1941 and featured gruesome stories and spine-chilling characters. See more »

Goofs

The first time we see the aunt hypnotize Lucia, the shadow of her hand on Lucia is different between the wide shots and the close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Scat Sweeney: Swine!
Hot Lips Barton: Pig!
Scat Sweeney: That's the same as swine.
Hot Lips Barton: All right. Ham!
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Connections

Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

BATUQUE NIO MORRO
[Jam Session in the Hills]
Written by Russo de Pandeiro and Sa Roris
Performed and Danced by Harry Wiere, Herbert Wiere and Sylvester Wiere
Also danced by Albert Ruiz, Laura Corbay, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
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Your telling me, Your in the Groove Jackson, This is murder!
21 January 2000 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Another Road picture with Bob, Bing and Dorothy. As always there are moments of hilarity. This one is with the Wiere Brothers as non-English speaking street musicians who hook up with the gang. We first see the Wiere's putting on their music and dance routine in front of a small crowd. Then Bing gets them to join he and Bobs little combo. Bing teaches them a few words of English to get by. They encounter nightclub manager Nestor Paiva (Best known as Lucas from Creature from the Black Lagoon) and use their newfound language on him. Comedy is comedy now matter how old it is and this scene with the Wiere Brothers is still hilarious.


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