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Robert Z. Leonard
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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 bot 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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