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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.

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Sidney Sheldon (screenplay), Jane Hall (based on a story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Frank Fontaine ... Masher
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Storyline

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!!!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

10 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nancy va a Rio See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is a remake of the Deanna Durbin film It's a Date (1940). Both films were produced by Joe Pasternak, and in both the young star sings "Musetta's Waltz Song" from Puccini's opera "La Boheme". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

A whole musical number, "Mention My Name In Sheboygan", performed by Jane Powell & Scotty Beckett, was ultimately cut from the final film. Clips of this scene are still in existence. See more »

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Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Pilgrims' Chorus, from 'Tannhäuser'
(uncredited)
Composed by Richard Wagner
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Nancy steals the show in Rio!
19 March 2015 | by abcj-2See all my reviews

This is a delightful early Jane Powell film. It reminds me a bit of Holiday in Mexico with the crush on the much older man not stopping spunky Jane! She's also as precious as she is in A Date with Judy. Young Jane couldn't help but light up the screen with her fun performances.

It's Ann Sothern month on TCM and I'm not sure I'd have had the chance to see how delightful she is otherwise and am so grateful they have honored her. This is one of my favorites I've seen. Jane and Ann look very much like mother and daughter and both have lovely singing voices. I have to confess I skipped through the Carmen Miranda numbers (I think you either love her or you don't as a singer, but I liked her acting role) but I loved all the others. I particularly loved the chemistry with the tall, dark and handsome Barry Sullivan as a rare lead and Louis Calhern as the witty and fun grandfather.

Lovely Technicolor and costuming, fine acting, good chemistry, the Brazilian influence on many of the musical numbers, and the precious romantic comedy script made a rainy afternoon just perfect!


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