7.0/10
23
1 user

Carnaval no Fogo (1949)

A gang, leaded by the unknown and mysterious Anjo (angel in Portuguese), robs a jewelry and schedules a meeting in the Copacabana Palace Hotel, in Copacabana. The identification would be ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Men and Women (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two friends take two prostitutes for a night of pleasure. But the night turns out to be frustrating for all involved, as much bitterness is revealed in their conversation and attitudes, ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Hugo Khouri
Stars: Norma Bengell, Odete Lara, Mário Benvenutti
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Barber's jeep crash against crazy scientist's house, where the latter was building a time-machine. The crash triggers the machine, taking them to Gaza kingdom, circa 1153 B.C., where they ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Manga
Stars: Oscarito, Fada Santoro, Cyl Farney
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a small town in Minas Gerais, the arrival of a young priest causes a commotion in the conservative atmosphere of the place, aggravated by the sudden attraction this priest feels for a ... See full summary »

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
Stars: Helena Ignez, Paulo José, Mário Lago
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Augusto Matraga is a violent agressive farmer who after being betrayed by his wife and trapped by several enemies is bitten up and left for dead. He is rescued by a couple of humble small ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Santos
Stars: Leonardo Villar, Joffre Soares, Maria Ribeiro
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha
Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A talented songwriter of sambas is forced to face the social injustices of the city around him.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Stars: Grande Otelo, Jece Valadão, Malu Maia
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.

Director: Rogério Sganzerla
Stars: Helena Ignez, Paulo Villaça, Pagano Sobrinho
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Oscarito ... Serafim
Grande Otelo
Modesto De Souza
Eliana ... Marina
... Ricardo
Adelaide Chiozzo
Rocyr Silveira
Jece Valadão
Marion
Geraldo Gamboa
Francisco Dantas
Navarro de Andrade
Wilson Grey
... Anjo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dircinha Batista
Edit

Storyline

A gang, leaded by the unknown and mysterious Anjo (angel in Portuguese), robs a jewelry and schedules a meeting in the Copacabana Palace Hotel, in Copacabana. The identification would be through a cigarette case with an angel, and the password "- Is everything all right?" Meanwhile, the director Ricardo is preparing a show for the carnival in the hotel with Marina, and they love each other. The janitor Serafim receives a letter from his unknown American brother, who will come to Rio to spend the carnival and meet him, and asks Eliana for a chance in the show, since his brother believes he is an artist. When Ricardo finds the cigarette case lost by Anjo in the entrance of the hotel, he is misidentified by the thieves, and this is the beginning of lots of confusion and fun. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of José Lewgoy. See more »

Connections

Featured in Assim Era a Atlântida (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Landmark in the Brazilian "Chanchada"
11 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

A gang, leaded by the unknown and mysterious Anjo (means angel in Portuguese) (José Lewgoy), robs a jewelry and schedules a meeting in the Copacabana Palace Hotel, in Copacabana. The identification would be through a cigarette case with an angel, and the password "- Is everything all right?" Meanwhile, the director Ricardo (Anselmo Duarte) is preparing a show for the carnival in the hotel with Marina (Eliana), and they love each other. The janitor Serafim (Oscarito) receives a letter from his unknown American brother, who will come to Rio to spend the carnival and meet him, and asks Eliana for a chance in the show, since his brother believes he is an artist. When Ricardo finds the cigarette case lost by Anjo in the entrance of the hotel, he is misidentified by the thieves, and this is the beginning of lots of confusion and fun.

"Carnaval no Fogo" is one of the most popular and successful Brazilian "Chanchada". The director Watson Macedo wanted to make a film-noir, and the producer Luis Severiano Ribeiro promised a chance to him if he directed a successful musical-comedy (called "chanchada"). Historically, this movie is considered a landmark, with a qualitative improvement and changes in the construction of this genre, inclusive mixing with the film-noir style. Unfortunately this movie needs restoration, and some important parts are missing. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Carnaval no Fogo" ("Carnival in Fire")


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed