You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

That Night in Rio

This successor to Down Argentine Way is a close carbon copy of Folies Bergere which 20th turned out six years earlier, but with locale switch from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Embellished with lavish production, brilliant Technicolor, and several tuneful songs, it's peak entertainment.

With:
Alice Faye Don Ameche Carmen Miranda J. Carrol Naish S.Z. Sakall Curt Bois

This successor to Down Argentine Way is a close carbon copy of Folies Bergere which 20th turned out six years earlier, but with locale switch from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Embellished with lavish production, brilliant Technicolor, and several tuneful songs, it’s peak entertainment.

Lightweight story [from a play by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler] provides Don Ameche with the dual role of a breezy American night club m.c. performing in Rio, and a native financier. Resemblance beween the pair is so close the former’s sweetheart (Carmen Miranda) and the financier’s wife (Alice Faye) cannot tell them apart. When a business crisis arrives, the tycoon’s associates secure the entertainer to impersonate the absent Baron, with the stand-in innocently completing a deal that prevents financial ruin.

Ameche is very capable in a dual role, and Faye is eye-appealing but it’s the tempestuous Miranda who really gets away to a flying start from the first sequence.

That Night in Rio

Production: 20th Century-Fox. Director Irving Cummings; Producer Fred Kohlmar; Screenplay George Seaton, Bess Meredyth, Hal Long, Samuel Hoffenstein; Camera Leon Shamroy, Ray Rennahan; Editor Walter Thompson; Music Alfred Newman

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1941. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Alice Faye Don Ameche Carmen Miranda J. Carrol Naish S.Z. Sakall Curt Bois

More Film

  • 'Over the Limit' Review: A Mesmerizing

    IDFA Film Review: 'Over the Limit'

    This successor to Down Argentine Way is a close carbon copy of Folies Bergere which 20th turned out six years earlier, but with locale switch from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Embellished with lavish production, brilliant Technicolor, and several tuneful songs, it’s peak entertainment. Lightweight story [from a play by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler] […]

  • DreamWorks Animation Campus

    Film News Roundup: DreamWorks Animation Campus Sold for $290 Million

    This successor to Down Argentine Way is a close carbon copy of Folies Bergere which 20th turned out six years earlier, but with locale switch from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Embellished with lavish production, brilliant Technicolor, and several tuneful songs, it’s peak entertainment. Lightweight story [from a play by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler] […]

  • Mudbound

    Oscar Myth of 'Pure' Movies: Why Netflix, Amazon Should Be Recognized

    This successor to Down Argentine Way is a close carbon copy of Folies Bergere which 20th turned out six years earlier, but with locale switch from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Embellished with lavish production, brilliant Technicolor, and several tuneful songs, it’s peak entertainment. Lightweight story [from a play by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler] […]

  • IMAX Opens First European VR Center

    IMAX Opens First Virtual Reality Center in Europe

    This successor to Down Argentine Way is a close carbon copy of Folies Bergere which 20th turned out six years earlier, but with locale switch from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Embellished with lavish production, brilliant Technicolor, and several tuneful songs, it’s peak entertainment. Lightweight story [from a play by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler] […]

  • SGIFF: Why Gavin Lim's Diamond Dogs'

    Why 'Diamond Dogs' Had to Premiere in Singapore

    This successor to Down Argentine Way is a close carbon copy of Folies Bergere which 20th turned out six years earlier, but with locale switch from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Embellished with lavish production, brilliant Technicolor, and several tuneful songs, it’s peak entertainment. Lightweight story [from a play by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler] […]

  • Mona Fong Mona Fong, wife of

    Singer, Star, Leading Asian Film Executive Mona Fong Dies at 83

    This successor to Down Argentine Way is a close carbon copy of Folies Bergere which 20th turned out six years earlier, but with locale switch from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Embellished with lavish production, brilliant Technicolor, and several tuneful songs, it’s peak entertainment. Lightweight story [from a play by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler] […]

  • SGIFF: Three Questions With The Singapore

    Singapore Festival: Three Questions With Yuni Hadi

    This successor to Down Argentine Way is a close carbon copy of Folies Bergere which 20th turned out six years earlier, but with locale switch from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Embellished with lavish production, brilliant Technicolor, and several tuneful songs, it’s peak entertainment. Lightweight story [from a play by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler] […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content