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The Thrill of Brazil (1946)

Approved | | Musical | 6 September 1946 (USA)
Steve, revue producer in Rio de Janeiro, is still in love with his ex-wife Vicki, his star Linda is in love with Steve and Tito is in love with Linda. Because of this they all get small ... See full summary »

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Harry Clork (screenplay), Devery Freeman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evelyn Keyes ... Vicki Dean
Keenan Wynn ... Steve Farraugh
Ann Miller ... Linda Lorens
Allyn Joslyn ... John Habour
Tito Guízar ... Tito Guizar
Veloz ... Veloz
Yolanda ... Yolanda
Felix Bressart ... Ludwig Kriegspiel
Sid Tomack ... Irikie Bowers
Enric Madriguera ... Enric Madriguera
Enric Madriguera and Orchestra Enric Madriguera and Orchestra ... Orchestra
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Storyline

Steve, revue producer in Rio de Janeiro, is still in love with his ex-wife Vicki, his star Linda is in love with Steve and Tito is in love with Linda. Because of this they all get small problems. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Romantic Rio on a heart-to-heart hook-up wit music...laugher...love...IS FOR YOU! See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dancing Down to Rio See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Vicki Dean: He's no man, he's my ex-husband.
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Connections

Remake of His Girl Friday (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

You Never Say Yes, You Never Say No
(uncredited)
Performed by Tito Guízar
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MGM caliber musical comedy, well worth watching
12 January 2010 | by pacificgrooveSee all my reviews

Among the widely divergent IMDb reviews of this film, I'm inclined toward the positive. Having missed seeing the credits, I thought I'd come upon an obscure but worthy MGM musical (Kennon Wynn was an MGM player, Ann Miller about to become one, the set's, choreography, musical arrangements were MGM caliber, so maybe they borrowed Evyln Keyes from Columbia. . .) Well in fact it was a Columbia picture.

The witty, fast paced dialog was better than that in most 1940's MGM musicals. The arty, sexy, and unusual choreography by Eugene Loring (Nick Castle is co-credited) is very similar to what he did in "Yolanda and the Thief" with Astaire and company at MGM the year before.

Evyln Keyes does an excellent job giving a Roz Russell performance with just the right comic tone, zest, facility with fast paced comic repartee. Keenon Wynn is the weak link, he's no Carry Grant, and seems to me loud, obnoxious, and hard to take. Ann Miller is genuinely sexy in this film, something I never thought she was at MGM.


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