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Director:
Writers:
Sidney Sheldon (screenplay)
Jane Hall (based on a story by) ...
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Release Date:
10 March 1950 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A mother and daughter compete over the same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man. | Add synopsis »
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A riotously funny, clean, entertaining musical, comedy and romance See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Ann Sothern ... Frances Elliott

Jane Powell ... Nancy Barklay

Barry Sullivan ... Paul Berten

Carmen Miranda ... Marina Rodrigues

Louis Calhern ... Gregory Elliott
Scotty Beckett ... Scotty Sheldan
Fortunio Bonanova ... Ricardo Domingos
Glenn Anders ... Arthur Barrett

Nella Walker ... Mrs. Harrison

Hans Conried ... Alfredo
Frank Fontaine ... Masher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Andren ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sig Arno ... Georges (uncredited)
Carlos Barbe ... South American Man (uncredited)
Leon Belasco ... Prof. Gama (uncredited)
Irene Booth ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Dolores Boucher ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Anna Camargo ... South American Woman (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Woman Backstage (uncredited)
Teresa Celli ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Freddie Chapman ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Bando da Lua ... Themselves (uncredited)
Bert Davidson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Mrs. Ballard (uncredited)
Ted Eckelberry ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Joaquin Elizondo ... Man at Table (uncredited)
Patricia Elliott ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Attorney (uncredited)
John Goldsworthy ... Butler (uncredited)
Dickie Humphreys ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Morony (uncredited)
Cy Kendall ... Capt. Ritchie (uncredited)
Leonid Kinskey ... Ivan Putroff (uncredited)
Rena Lenart ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Mr. Harrison (uncredited)
Bert May ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Betty O'Kelly ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Shirley Powell ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Michael Raffetto ... Purser (uncredited)
Jerry Rush ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Danny Scholl ... Charles (uncredited)
Ransom M. Sherman ... Dr. Ballard (uncredited)
Charles Smith ... Summer Stock Guitarist (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Patricia Ann Taylor ... (uncredited)
Bobby Valentine ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Edward Vargo ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin ... Michael (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Kenneth Berten (uncredited)
Rudy Wissler ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Party Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Z. Leonard 
 
Writing credits
Sidney Sheldon (screenplay)

Jane Hall (based on a story by) &
Frederick Kohner (based on a story by) and
Ralph Block (based on a story by)

Produced by
Joe Pasternak .... producer
 
Original Music by
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
George Stoll (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ray June 
 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sergei Petschnikoff .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Glazer .... assistant director
Dave Marks .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Pefferle .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Charles E. Wallace .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Carpenter .... still photographer
Dale Deverman .... camera operator
Mervin Price .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Stoll .... musical director
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Van Eps .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Banse .... script supervisor
Nick Castle .... choreographer
James Gooch .... technicolor color consultant
Henri Jaffa .... technicolor color consultant
 

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Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Remake of It's a Date (1940)See more »
Soundtrack:
Love Is Like ThisSee more »

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A riotously funny, clean, entertaining musical, comedy and romance, 18 February 2010
Author: SimonJack from United States

This is a well-crafted musical, comedy and romance. It has an excellent selection of tunes and dance numbers. Jane Powell, Ann Sothern, Carmen Miranda and Louis Calhern all shine in their roles and musical performances. And Barry Sullivan gives an incomparable performance as he becomes immersed in the major comedy ploy of the film.

"Nancy Goes to Rio" is a great piece of entertainment, from the music to the cast and acting, to the plot and humor. I can't spoil this — but the major humorous ploy somewhat into the film is so funny, I laughed out loud so hard that I had to stop the film and replay the DVD — and that happened several times as the ploy continued to develop through the rest of the film. I've not had that experience very often over the years with movies. Thinking about it afterward, I realized how well written and scripted this movie was to be able to carry on the comedy subplot so well for so long in the movie.

The acting, singing, sets and script are all tremendous, and the very straight-faced hilarity just puts this film over the top. The color in the film is brilliant and solid, and the film quality is excellent for a 1950 movie. This was before the time of shooting on locations, but the stage sets for Rio locales and skyline were quite good and added to the film.

I don't recall ever having seen this movie until I recently bought it to view and decide if I wanted to add it to my collection of musicals. I don't know how I missed it in the past, but I was happily surprised that I found this film. It's a true gem.

Obviously not many folks have seen this film, from the low number of comments; so, it may not have made the TV movie reruns over the years. But if you enjoy good movies and like musicals and quality humor and entertainment, you won't want to miss renting or buying this film. I highly recommend "Nancy Goes to Rio" as a fun film for young and old alike. It just leaves one with a warm feeling of satisfaction at having seen something very funny, endearing and wonderful.

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