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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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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

based on a story by Jane Hall, Frederick Kohner and Ralph Block See more »

Connections

Remake of It's a Date (1940) See more »

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Shine On, Harvest Moon
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Music by Nora Bayes
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
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It's a date with Nancy
27 February 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

Every actor contributes significantly to this picture. Ann Sothern and Jane Powell deliver in ways they are expected to; and even Louis Calhern performs a number in a rare musical role. Barry Sullivan adds charm as the leading man, and Hans Conried, in a bit part, is letter-perfect as ever. But Carmen Miranda is the one that walks off with the movie, in two show-stopping numbers.

Sidney Sheldon's script has a lot of humor in it. Filmed in glorious Technicolor with some good on-location footage of Rio, including the carnival and parade at night. This was a remake of Universal's earlier film It's a Date, where the young ingénue was Deanna Durbin, and the mother was played by Kay Francis (who did not sing).


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