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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lionel Q. Devereaux
... Carmen Navarro / Mlle Fifi
... Steve Hunt
... Andy Russell
... Anne Stuart
Abel Green ... Abel Green
Louis Sobol ... Louis Sobol (as Louie Sobol)
... Earl Wilson
The De Castro Sisters ... Singing Trio
Raul Reyes ... Rhumba Dancer
Eva Reyes ... Rhumba Dancer
... Liggett
Igor Dega ... Dance Specialty
... Cigarette Girl / Finale Performer (as Kay Gorcey)
... Copa Girl
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Storyline

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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30 May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Копакабана  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Carmen Miranda's first film since leaving 20th Century Fox with whom she had been in contract since 1940. See more »

Quotes

Lionel Q. Devereaux: I'm sick and tired of being applauded; making people laugh.
Carmen Navarro: What people?
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Crazy Credits

"By Permission and Cooperation of Monte Proser's COPACABANA." See more »

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References Elephant Boy (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

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