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Flying Down to Rio

USA, English, 89 mins

  • Director: Thornton Freeland
  • Writer: Lou Brock; Anne Caldwell
  • Producer: Lou Brock; Merian C. Cooper

CGiii Comment

It really is impossible to see why these ridiculously contrived musical extravaganzas were made, watched and applauded.

Tripe.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Aviator and band leader Roger Bond is forever getting his group fired for flirting with the lady guests. When he falls for Brazilian beauty Belinha de Rezende it appears to be for real, even though she is already engaged. His Yankee Clippers band is hired to open the new Hotel Atlântico in Rio and Roger offers to fly Belinha part way home. After a mechanical breakdown and forced landing, Roger is confident and makes his move, but Belinha plays hard to get. She can't seem to decide between Roger and her fiance Júlio.

Cast & Characters

Dolores del Rio as Belinha de Rezende;
Gene Raymond as Roger Bond;
Raul Roulien as J?lio Ribeiro;
Ginger Rogers as Honey Hale;
Fred Astaire as Fred Ayres;
Blanche Friderici as Dona Elena de Rezende;
Walter Walker as Senhor Carlos de Rezende;
Etta Moten as The Carioca Singer;
Roy D'Arcy as Member Greek Gambling Syndicate;
Maurice Black as Member Greek Gambling Syndicate;
Armand Kaliz as Member Greek Gambling Syndicate;
Paul Porcasi as The Mayor;
Reginald Barlow as Alfredo Vianna, The Banker;
Eric Blore as Mr. Butterbass, Asst. Hotel Manager;
Franklin Pangborn as Hammerstein - the Hotel Manager

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