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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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Taglines:

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Miss Miranda accompanied by Bando da Lua 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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Remake of It's a Date (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Embraceable You
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Jane Powell
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Carmen Miranda and the Explosion at the Technicolor Factory
12 February 2005 | by britishdominionSee all my reviews

A so-so musical comedy, chipper and competently shot on the studio back lot far, far away from Rio. If there's any reason to watch this corny confection, it would be for the show-stopping number by Carmen Miranda in the nightclub. The hues alone are incredible! Everything is dripping in rich, over-saturated color - the costumes, the set - it's like an explosion at the Technicolor factory. The production designer and director were surely using the process to "wow" the audience used to common, flatter black and white films for so long, similar to the 3D process that would come along later. Inside this gem of a scene is Miranda's dance performance, which is really energetic and quite imaginative. If you ever wanted to test your TV screen color and balance, this scene from this piece of 50s flash might be the one to do that with. The rest of the film? Meh... hokum, but quaint.


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