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Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (1995)

A biography of the Portuguese-Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda, whose most distinctive feature was her tutti frutti hat. She came to the US as the "Brazilian Bombshell" and was a Broadway ... See full summary »

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Helena Solberg

Writer:

Helena Solberg
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cynthia Adler ... Hedda Hopper
Eric Barreto Eric Barreto ... Carmen Miranda, Fantasy Sequences
Mario Cunha Mario Cunha ... Self
Alice Faye ... Self
Aurora Miranda ... Self
Carmen Miranda ... Self (archive footage)
Leticia Monte Leticia Monte ... Carmen Miranda, teenager
Rita Moreno ... Self
Cesar Romero ... Self
Synval Silva Synval Silva ... Self
Helena Solberg Helena Solberg ... Narrator
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A biography of the Portuguese-Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda, whose most distinctive feature was her tutti frutti hat. She came to the US as the "Brazilian Bombshell" and was a Broadway and Hollywood star in the 1940s. Written by Will Gilbert

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Connections

Features Alô Alô Carnaval (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Aquarela do Brasil
Written by Ary Barroso
Performed by Carmen Miranda
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Extremely disappointing
1 March 2006 | by RipshinSee all my reviews

Frankly, I found it quite difficult to sit through this "documentary." Re-enactments and psychobabble mar what could have been a fascinating exploration of a film icon.

The genre is one of my favorites, and I have enjoyed attending the IFP Festival in NYC, where documentarians are highlighted.

One hopes to come away from a celluloid, biography viewing experience with a better understanding of the subject. This particular production seemed to meander, and fail to provide an insight into the life of the actress. The Biography Channel could have done a more in-depth analysis, which certainly doesn't say much for this production.


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Country:

UK | Brazil

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

13 April 1995 (Brazil) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,170, 9 July 1995

Gross USA:

$14,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,528
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Mono
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