The Robinson family are spending two weeks of summer vacation at a resort in the Catskills. Older daughter Patti vies with her friend, Valeria, for the affections of Demi Armendez but Patti... See full summary »
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Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.
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In the marketplace, both MGM Records and Decca released versions of Carmen Miranda's pair of frolicsome movie songs, "Yipsee-I-O" (music and lyrics by Ray Gilbert) and "Ca-Room-Pa-Pa" (music and lyrics by Luiz Gonzaga, Humberto Teixeira and Gilbert). The MGM soundtrack album contained the prerecordings. For her last Decca session, Carmen was matched with The Andrews Sisters on each side of the single. See more »
When Nancy returns to her room after the shipboard dinner, it is late at night, but whenever we see the ocean behind her, it is bright day. See more »
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Ann Sothern and Jane Powell play mother and daughter in Nancy Goes To Rio. Both are actresses, Sothern a star and Powell someone who would like to follow in the theater as her mother and grandfather Louis Calhern did. They both sing well, Jane in a much higher register.
The plot here is rather silly as Brazilian playwright Fortunio Bonanova writes a work intended for Sothern, but Powell gets the idea the part is for her and she takes an ocean cruise and Sothern and Calhern take a plane to Rio De Janiero where all parts of the story both musical and romantic come together.
We're asked here to believe that the worldly and sophisticated Barry Sullivan when he hears Jane rehearsing lines from the play will immediately think she's a girl in trouble. Not Jane Powell in 1950 by any stretch of the imagination.
The silliness of the story which is a remake of the Deanna Durbin film It's A Date by the producer of both Joe Pasternak is made up for by the musical numbers. Powell and Sothern are in good voice and the best part of the film is the two songs done by Carmen Miranda. All of Miranda's films are made just a tad better by her being in them. Would MGM dare make a film set in Brazil without Carmen Miranda?
For fans of Sothern and Powell and Carmen Miranda makes it good for everyone else.
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