Lelita, a rich young lady, is courted by Paulo, her cousin, but she has reason to believe he is also having na affair with Lelita's sister, which causes jealousy trouble, until all becomes clear and true love prevails.
Lelita is a wealthy and rebel young woman, who meets the stranger Paulo Morano in a cab, and after an initial resistance, she falls in love with him. Meanwhile, her younger sister Didi tells her that she has an infatuation with a man called Paulo. Lelita believes that Paulo is cheating her with her sister and she breaks with him. Later, she realizes that her sister is dating indeed a homonymous and she committed a mistake with her boyfriend.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the United States of Brazil then, the Theatrical and Cinematographical Censorship was a section of the Investigation Office under the Directorate of Public Morals and Games of each State's Police Department. Therefore, a film would be imposed different cuts from state to state, and receive different ratings. This film was cut to 53 minutes in the State of Rio de Janeiro, and 51 minutes in the State of São Paulo. In São Paulo, the certificate dated January 27, 1931, forbade the exhibition of this film to "menores e senhorinhas", meaning persons under the age of 21 (Civil Code of 1916) and unmarried ladies. Senhorinhas may be understood as unmarried ladies (in the legal sense) or virgin women (in the moral sense), which adds to the peculiar certificate, and how to apply it at the theatre's door. In practice, doormen and policemen vetoed any woman unaccompanied by her husband. See more »
This movie is worth seeing if only to witness a Rio de Janeiro that truly does not exist anymore. It was already a big city then, but it does not look that way for us today, and the beaches are all changed, too. For us it might be a light romantic comedy of some 70 years in the past. It is certainly a joy, and quite funny at times, and easy to watch. But, in 1930, this movie was considered not suitable for the ladies in Brazil. I guess I can understand.
The authorities probably figured that, upon seeing these rich girls that seem to be doing nothing but flirt and go to dancing parties all day long, women in Brazil would flock to Rio de Janeiro to let it loose! In the end, it is your regular love story, but it does seem to condone sex before marriage, as long as it is just a couple of days before the proposal!
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