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Mannequins für Rio
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Director:
Writers:
Felix Lützkendorf (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
7 January 1955 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Too innocent! Too willing! and far, far Too Eager!... and so Beautiful!
Plot:
A model agency in Rio de Janeiro is actually a front for a white-slavery ring that kidnaps European women and sells them on the South American sex market. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Truly dreadful See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Scott Brady ... Richard Lanning
Johanna Matz ... Eve Ullmann

Raymond Burr ... Jaime Coltos
Ingrid Stenn ... Connie Voorhees
Gisela Fackeldey ... Mme. Lansowa
Kurt Meisel ... Pasquale
Katharina Mayberg ... Felicia

Gert Fröbe ... Lobos
Erica Beer ... Elise LeFevre
Hanita Hallan ... Lena
Elizabeth Tanney ... Emily
Gordon Howard ... Garza
Eduard Linkers ... M. Albert
Pero Alexander ... Manuel

Caterina Valente ... Tanzt & singt auf der (Palacio do Oro)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hannelore Axman ... Vincenta
Das Cornell-Trio ... Music Players
Josef Dahmen ... Dr. Perez
Das Horst Wende-Sextett ... Music Players
William Trenk ... Senor Bulanos
Leo Fischer ... (uncredited)
Friedl Hardt ... VicentaGamboa Mannequin (uncredited)

Ian MacDonald ... General Rodriguez Garcia (uncredited)
Gerhard Wendland ... Singt im Nacht-Club zu Rio (uncredited)

Directed by
Kurt Neumann 
 
Writing credits
Felix Lützkendorf (screenplay) and
Kurt Neumann (screenplay)

Jacques Companéez (based on an outline by)

Ernst Blass  retold by
Dalton Trumbo  uncredited
Michael Wilson  uncredited

Produced by
Kurt Neumann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Jary 
 
Cinematography by
Ekkehard Kyrath (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eva Kroll 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Sohnle 
 
Costume Design by
Alfred Bücken 
 
Makeup Department
Gertrud Coesfeld .... makeup artist
Josef Coesfeld .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Max Koslowski .... production supervisor
Georg von Block .... production manager (as George von Block)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Winterstein .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ernst Walter .... sound
 

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Also Known As:
"Mannequins für Rio" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:95 min | USA:80 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Klangfilm-Magnetcord-Eurocord)
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Referenced in Buccaneer Soul (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ich muss bei Deinen Küssen immer weinenSee more »

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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Truly dreadful, 29 January 2008
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

This was presented to me as a film noir. It is not. It's an international cast in a flimsily plotted low-budget melodrama.

Raymond Burr is an icon of the second half of the last century because of his work in "Perry Mason." We noir fanatics know him also to have done some excellent work on the other side of the law in movies. If this was the direction his film career was going, "Perry Mason" kept him from ending up in Doris Wishman flicks.

The plot is a hodgepodge about prostitution and white slavery in Brazil. The German actress who gets top billing is attractive. Scott Brady is in it, too. He plays a good guy.

At first I thought this was my imagination. Then I noticed it with more than Ms. Matz and Brady: The actors often seem to be holding back laughter. They have constant half-smiles.

It's not so bad it's good, though. It isn't offensive. It simply offends the upstanding name of film noir.

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