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Copacabana (1947)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 30 May 1947 (USA)
An agent has his only client pose as both a French chanteuse and Brazilian bombshell to fool a nightclub owner.


Alfred E. Green


László Vadnay (story) (as Laslo Vadnay), László Vadnay (screenplay) (as Laslo Vadnay) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Groucho Marx ... Lionel Q. Devereaux
Carmen Miranda ... Carmen Navarro / Mlle Fifi
Steve Cochran ... Steve Hunt
Andy Russell ... Andy Russell
Gloria Jean ... Anne Stuart
Abel Green Abel Green ... Abel Green
Louis Sobol Louis Sobol ... Louis Sobol (as Louie Sobol)
Earl Wilson ... Earl Wilson
The De Castro Sisters The De Castro Sisters ... Singing Trio
Raul Reyes Raul Reyes ... Rhumba Dancer
Eva Reyes Eva Reyes ... Rhumba Dancer
Ralph Sanford ... Liggett
Igor Dega Igor Dega ... Dance Specialty
Kay Marvis ... Cigarette Girl / Finale Performer (as Kay Gorcey)
Merle McHugh ... Copa Girl
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Talent agent Lionel Devereaux sells his girlfriend/client Carmen Novarro to New York City's famous Copacabana nightclub as a Latin-American singer/dancer and, pressed for another act, he sells her again, this time with a blonde wig and Moroccan veil, as a French singer...for the same presentation. The wear and tear on Carmen, changing back-and-forth between numbers, leaves to a heated exchange of words between the performer and her fiancé agent. This leads to the disappearance of Carmen's alter ego, which arouses suspicions by the management...and the police. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Musical


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Did You Know?


Groucho Marx's first starring movie role without Harpo Marx or Chico Marx. See more »


Lionel Q. Devereaux: Say, dream girl, how'd you like to get in the movies?
Copa Girl: Why, have you got any passes?
Lionel Q. Devereaux: No, but I could make a few.
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Crazy Credits

Steve Cochran's main title credit includes the following acknowledgment: "By Arrangement with Samuel Goldwyn." See more »


Featured in The Groucho Marx Collector's Classic (1985) See more »


To Make a Hit with Fifi
Written by Sam Coslow
Performed by Carmen Miranda (uncredited)
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Groucho going solo
1 March 2000 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Groucho Marx plays an agent called Lionel Q.Deveraux, who only has one client, Carmen Novarro, played by Carmen Miranda.Lionel gets Carmen to perform at a club called Copacabana, but she has to perform there as a Brazilian and as a French singer.It's not so easy.Copacabana is a nice comedy musical with Groucho Marx.The movie offers you some very funny moments, even if it doesn't have the other Marx brothers.

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Release Date:

30 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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