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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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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
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Scotty Sheldan
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Ricardo Domingos
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Arthur Barrett
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Mrs. Harrison
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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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Comedy | Musical

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10 March 1950 (USA)  »

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Nancy va a Rio  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

Crazy Credits

based on a story by Jane Hall, Frederick Kohner and Ralph Block See more »

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Remake of It's a Date (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Baião (Ca-Room' Pa Pa)
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Written by Humberto Teixeira and Luiz Gonzaga
English lyrics by Ray Gilbert
Performed by Carmen Miranda and chorus
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They Don't Make Them Like This Anymore
24 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For practically the whole of Ann Southern's career she was predestined to be considered a competent, reasonably popular actress. In fact, she was considerably more than that and this film, until much later in her career, is the proof. The plot about an actress Mother (Southern) and her singing daughter (Powell) is two steps above hokey but the realization gives it status and sturdy performances in support carry the day. A subplot that has everything thinking the daughter might be with child was semi-shocking for the time but, today, might make one wonder what the fuss was about. The completely artificial looking sets-Rio as painted on a scrim-leave no doubt that this was filmed on the back lot.(And that illusion isn't helped by some included footage actually shot in Rio during Carnival.) But the singing and dancing are fun to watch, Jane Powell is in particularly good voice, and the thin plot just carries the day. But only just. Need I mention the happy ending? Did you think otherwise? So join Ann and the cast for a spurious adventure in Rio and remind yourself what good actors can do with very modest material.


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