A mother and daughter compete over the same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man.


Robert Z. Leonard


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





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


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!!!


Comedy | Musical


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Did You Know?


This film was a turning point for Ann Sothern on two counts acknowledging her age. It was her first portrayal of a mother with a grown child, and the plot involved a playwright rejecting Sothern's character for a role -- despondently remarking "I thought she was younger!" -- which he then proceeds to offer to her daughter, See more »


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 »


Featured in Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (1995) See more »


Shine On, Harvest Moon
Music by Nora Bayes
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Performed by Ann Sothern, Jane Powell and Louis Calhern
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Pleasant and Enjoyable
31 May 2000 | by roadltSee all my reviews

Pleasant is a good word for this film. While not one of the top-five musicals, it is well made and enjoyable. Ann Sothern and Jane Powell play mother and daughter who fall for the same man while in South America (No location shoots here. The furthest south anybody working on this movie traveled was probably Long Beach). There are some interesting numbers here, in great part because some of the songs and styles included were rare by the time this movie was made. "Shine On Harvest Moon," an old song, is sung and danced by Sothern, Powell, and amazingly enough, Louis Calhern. "Time and Time Again" is a Nelson Eddy-Jeanette McDonald type number which features Sothern and is probably one of the last of that style to be filmed. The bulk of the musical numbers feature Jane Powell who sings well, as always. Yet, for me, the high point of the film is the number featuring Carmen Miranda. I think it's one of her best. This was Carmen Miranda's next-to-last film and also the last musical for Ann Sothern.

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Release Date:

10 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambassador to Brazil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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