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That Night in Rio
     

That Night in Rio

Director: Irving Cummings, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda

Cast: Irving Cummings, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda

 
That Night in Rio is a musical remake of 1934's Folies Bergère. Don Ameche plays a dual role as a middle-aged Brazilian industrialist, and a young Rio de Janeiro cabaret performer who looks just like him. The highlight of the entertainer's act is an imitation of the industrialist, which impresses the latter's associates.

Overview

That Night in Rio is a musical remake of 1934's Folies Bergère. Don Ameche plays a dual role as a middle-aged Brazilian industrialist, and a young Rio de Janeiro cabaret performer who looks just like him. The highlight of the entertainer's act is an imitation of the industrialist, which impresses the latter's associates. When the industrialist is unable to attend an important business conference, his lieutenants persuade the entertainer to take his place. The entertainer falls in love with the industrialist's wife (Alice Faye), treating her so gallantly that when the real husband returns, he decides to be more attentive to and appreciative of his spouse. Carmen Miranda is supposed to be playing the entertainer's jealous girlfriend, but she's really around just to let loose with such below-the-Equator hits as "Chica, Chica, Boom Chic." The Rudolph Lothar/Hans Adler play on which That Night in Rio was based was given a third go round in 1951 as the Danny Kaye vehicle On the Riviera.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Almost dripping with Technicolor, That Night in Rio stands as a monument to the wartime "Good Neighbor" policy (in fact, the Brazilian ambassador to Washington pronounced it "the kind of picture that will be helpful to North and South American relations") and to the by no means small talents of Carmen Miranda. Playing the jealous fiancée with her special blend of language-mangling vigor, Miranda takes center stage in two of her all-time best production numbers, "Chica, Chica, Boom Chic," performed with leading man Don Ameche, and "I, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)." She fills the film with her presence, leaving scant room for nominal leading lady Alice Faye, whose confused baroness (is Ameche her husband or the impostor of the husband pretending to be the impostor?) is left to warble the rather more sedate "They Met in Rio." The story, such as it is, is the by-now well-known fairy tale of a musical entertainer hired to impersonate his lookalike, a financially strapped business tycoon. Faye, Ameche, and such character players as J. Carrol Naish, Curt Bois, and Frank Puglia give that plot all the serious attention it merits -- in other words, none -- and that is as it should be.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2007
UPC:
0024543403739
Original Release:
1941
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:31:00

Special Features

Alice Faye: A Life Off Screen featurette; Deleted scene: "The Chica Chica Boom Chic" With Alice Faye and Don Ameche; Restoration comparision; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alice Faye Baroness Cecilia Duarte
Don Ameche Baron Manuel Duarte,Larry Martin
Carmen Miranda Carmen
J. Carrol Naish Machado
S.Z. Sakall Arthur Penna
Curt Bois Felicio Salles
Leonid Kinskey Pierre Dufont
Frank Puglia Pedro
Lillian Porter Luiza
Maria Montez Inez
Georges Renavent Ambassador
Fortunio Bonanova Pereira
Bettye Avery Actor
Monica Bannister Model
Eugene Borden Official at Airport
Eddie Conrad Alfonso
Gino Corrado Clerk
Dorothy Dearing Actor
Jean del Val Man
Charles de Ravenne Page Boy
Flores Brothers Themselves
Barbara Lynn Actor
Fred Malatesta Butler
Vivian Mason Actor
Alberto Morin Eca
Roseanne Murray Actor
Marion Rosamond Actor
Fredrik Vogeding Trader
Poppy Wilde Model
Bando Da Lua Carmen Miranda's Orchestra
George Bookasta Bell Boy
Mary Ann Hyde Actor
Jean O'Donnell Secretary
Lillian Eggers Actor

Technical Credits
Irving Cummings Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Day Art Director
Mack Gordon Score Composer,Songwriter
Samuel Hoffenstein Screenwriter
Fred Kohlmar Producer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Hal Long Screenwriter
Bess Meredyth Screenwriter
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Hermes Pan Choreography
Ray Rennahan Cinematographer
George Seaton Screenwriter
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Walter Thompson Editor
Harry Warren Score Composer,Songwriter
Joseph C. Wright Art Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- That Night in Rio
1. Main Titles [1:25]
2. Chica Chica Boom Chic [5:33]
3. Low Down, Good Ham! [3:25]
4. The Baron Is In Conference [2:24]
5. Boa Noite (Good-Night) [1:51]
6. Seeing Himself [1:08]
7. A Baron On the Loose [1:18]
8. Pierre's "Warning" [2:27]
9. They Met In Rio (A Midnight Serenade) [:38]
10. Twenty Million Dollars [6:05]
11. Machado Smells Blood [1:39]
12. The Bogus Baron [2:56]
13. With a Wave of His Hand [4:12]
14. The Necklace [3:34]
15. Carmen and "The Baron" [2:54]
16. Cai-Cai (1940) [3:16]
17. I Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) [6:53]
18. Two Barons [2:26]
19. The Baron's Bluff [2:26]
20. A Beautiful, Horrible Dream [3:31]
21. A Very Bad Night [3:45]
22. Lost In Translation [6:51]
23. Cecilia's Charade [2:15]
24. Musical Medley/End Titles [1:51]

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