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Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  10 March 1950 (USA)
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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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Frances Elliott
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Nancy Barklay
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Paul Berten
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Marina Rodrigues
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Gregory Elliott
Scotty Beckett ...
Scotty Sheldan
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Ricardo Domingos
Glenn Anders ...
Arthur Barrett
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Mrs. Harrison
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Alfredo
Frank Fontaine ...
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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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Nancy va a Rio  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (1995) See more »

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Embraceable You
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Jane Powell
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It's a date with Nancy
27 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every actor contributes significantly to this picture. Ann Sothern and Jane Powell deliver in ways they are expected to; and even Louis Calhern performs a number in a rare musical role. Barry Sullivan adds charm as the leading man, and Hans Conried, in a bit part, is letter-perfect as ever. But Carmen Miranda is the one that walks off with the movie, in two show-stopping numbers.

Sidney Sheldon's script has a lot of humor in it. Filmed in glorious Technicolor with some good on-location footage of Rio, including the carnival and parade at night. This was a remake of Universal's earlier film It's a Date, where the young ingénue was Deanna Durbin, and the mother was played by Kay Francis (who did not sing).


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