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That Night in Rio (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 11 April 1941 (USA)
An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

George Seaton (screen play), Bess Meredyth (screen play) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Faye ... Baroness Cecilia Duarte
Don Ameche ... Larry Martin / Baron Manuel Duarte
Carmen Miranda ... Carmen
S.Z. Sakall ... Arthur Penna
J. Carrol Naish ... Machado
Curt Bois ... Felicio Salles
Leonid Kinskey ... Pierre Dufond
Bando da Lua ... Banda da Lua
Frank Puglia ... Pedro
Lillian Porter Lillian Porter ... Luiza
Maria Montez ... Inez
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Ambassador
Eddie Conrad ... Alfonso (as Edward Conrad)
Fortunio Bonanova ... Pereira
Flores Brothers Trio Flores Brothers Trio ... Specialty Trio (as Flores Brothers)
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Storyline

An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Have a rendezvous with music and gaiety ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

11 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquella noche en Río See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Don Ameche considered this his favorite screen role. See more »

Quotes

Baroness: [Larry has made a plan with the baroness to help her get even with her husband. Larry meets the baron in the hall, where he explains to the baron what his wife intended to do. Larry leaves, and the baron enters the room, where the baroness mistakes him for look-alike Larry] Oh, hurry! Hurry, I just saw his car in the driveway. Now, get ready. I expect him to come in any minute. He didn't see you, did he? Oh. A little closer, huh? No, no. Maybe you'd better take me in your arms. Oh, I'll show him...
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Edited into Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Boa Noite (Good-Night)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Don Ameche, later in the movie by Alice Faye, and in part at the end by Don Ameche,
Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda
Copyright 1941
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I Yi Yi Yi I Like It Very Much
5 October 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Poor Don Ameche must have felt like something of a doormat. In her first film Carmen Miranda stole the film from him and Betty Grable in Down Argentina Way. Now Ameche with new co-star Alice Faye got upended again by Miranda in That Night In Rio. Don Ameche if nothing else was a gentleman and one of the classiest men in Hollywood. He got his licks in That Night In Rio playing a dual role.

If this plot seems familiar it was previously done as Folies Bergere with Maurice Chevalier and afterward by Danny Kaye in On The Double. Ameche is a prominent Brazilian financier who is married to Alice Faye and something of a cold fish. He's also a visiting American entertainer who is going out with Carmen Miranda and as part of his act does a dead on impersonation of the financier with a little more pizazz.

Circumstances have Curt Bois and S.Z. Sakall come to the entertainer to have him impersonate the financier for 24 hours while the financier goes out of town for some really delicate business negotiations. The entertainer succeeds in arousing the sleeping woman in Faye and the sleeping tiger in Miranda with the impersonation. I think you can figure the rest out.

Harry Warren and Mack Gordon wrote the score, but the songs that Faye and Ameche sing are barely noticeable. But I Yi Yi Yi I Like You Very Much and Chica-Boom-Chic became a staple of Carmen Miranda's nightclub act for the rest of her life. And the way she sings them, hey no one else has ever even tried to do those numbers, you can't possibly imitate that style.

For Carmen Miranda fans who are still legion, the world over.


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