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Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 10 March 1950 (USA)
A mother and daughter compete over the same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man.

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Paul Berten
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Marina Rodrigues
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Gregory Elliott
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A mother and daughter compete over the same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man.

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It's Eastertime...time for M-G-M's TECHNICOLOR treat with a musical beat!!!

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Nancy va a Rio  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is a remake of the Deanna Durbin film It's a Date (1940). Both films were produced by Joe Pasternak, and in both the young star sings "Musetta's Waltz Song" from Puccini's opera "La Boheme". See more »

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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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Miss Miranda accompanied by Bando da Lua See more »

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Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

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Music by Roberto Martins
Lyrics by Pedro Barrios
English Lyrics by John La Touche (as John Latouche)
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A Technicolor and musical treat
15 January 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a fan of musicals and who gets great enjoyment out of seeing Jane Powell and Carmen Miranda, 'Nancy Goes to Rio' didn't disappoint at all, actually getting more or less what was expected.

Only the story in 'Nancy Goes to Rio' isn't so good. It does go overboard on the silliness and is both thin and too busy at times, with narrative surprises next to none. The ending is also rather abrupt and strange and the romance is bland somewhat and feels like an afterthought.

However, as to be expected, 'Nancy Goes to Rio' is a glorious-looking film. The sets and costumes are suitably opulent and complemented beautifully by the radiant cinematography and the big, bold and rich colours.

The music is always a pleasant listen and infectiously upbeat. "Magic is the Moonlight" and especially "Shine on Harvest Moon" stand out, as does Carmen Miranda's colourful and to-be-seen-to-be-believed second production number. Nice use of "Quando M'En Vo" too from Puccini's 'La Boheme'. The choreography is cleverly done, especially in Miranda's second production number.

Furthermore the script is filled with snappy lines that crackle in energy and wit, the whole film is breezily directed and the whole film is just full of fun and charm, just perfect for 100 minutes escapist entertainment.

Jane Powell is her usual pert and charming self and is in wonderful voice. Ann Southern more than matches her as her mother. Meanwhile Carmen Miranda is a riot in material that shows off her talent splendidly, Louis Culhern is sparkling comedic support and Barry Sullivan is effectively subdued without being bland.

On the whole, a Technicolor and musical treat, as long as you don't demand too much. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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