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Brazil (1944)

A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest.

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Richard English (original story), Frank Gill Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tito Guízar ... Miguel Soares
Virginia Bruce ... Nicky Henderson
Edward Everett Horton ... Everett St. John Everett
Robert Livingston ... Rod Walker
Veloz ... Veloz (as Veloz and Yolanda)
Yolanda ... Yolanda (as Veloz and Yolanda)
Fortunio Bonanova ... Senor Renaldo Da Silva
Richard Lane ... Edward Graham
Frank Puglia ... Señor Machado
Aurora Miranda ... Bailarina, Specialty Dancer
Alfredo DeSa Alfredo DeSa ... Master of Ceremonies (as Alfred de Sa)
Henry Da Silva Henry Da Silva ... Comerciante (as Henry De Silva)
Rico De Montez Rico De Montez ... Airport Official
Leonardo Scavino Leonardo Scavino ... Reporter (as Leon Lenoir)
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
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Storyline

A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest.

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Taglines:

Hollywood's Spectacular Pan-American Musical Romance! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

30 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stars and Guitars See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1952 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Brazil (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Tonight, You're Mine
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Tito Guízar
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The song "Rio de Janeiro"
5 July 2008 | by Sheila_BeersSee all my reviews

I wonder if the award-winning song really was called "Rio de Janeiro." According to my resource book on the Academy Awards, the song "Brazil" from this movie was the Academy Award winner for "Best Song" category in 1944.

I checked with sheetmusicplus.com and could not find a song called "Rio de Janeiro." If there is such a song in print, I would like to know about it as I love Latin music.

I agree this film should have been in color. Maybe Ted Turner can colorize it for us. Also, I should like to see it available on DVD soon.

As for Edward Everett Horton being in the film, I believe he appeared in other films set in South America in this era. No doubt the interest in Latin America expressed through movies in the 1940s and television in the 1950s was because of South American oil the United States and Canada bought for military use during World War II and during the industrial expansion and prosperity that followed the war. If you think about it, you can see the political undertones in the films of this era.


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