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      Nancy Goes to Rio

      1950 1h 39m Musical Comedy List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A theater producer hires Nancy (Jane Powell) to star in his Rio de Janeiro-based show, but neglects to tell Nancy's superstar mother, Frances (Ann Sothern), that she's been replaced. Both believing they have the part, Nancy and Frances head south. But when Nancy realizes she'd be ousting her mother, she quits, misleading her mother to believe that she was on the ship to Brazil because she's about to marry a fellow passenger. As her lie is exposed, a romance blooms and the show gets its star. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Who could completely resist a picture with Carmen Miranda having a bowl of fruit on top of her head? Rated: C May 15, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Spritely MGM musical is a nice showcase for a maturing Jane Powell (who sings "Magic Is the Moonlight"), but the top musical honors go to Carmen Miranda. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member ok technicolor musical. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Splashy and elaborate musical is tuneful and humorous. Ann Sothern, Jane Powell and Louis Calhern all give funny spirited performances in a plot that is of course absurd. Carmen Miranda is along for the ride and her outfits are a sight to behold! Her umbrella number is a feast for the eyes and of course she gives it all she's got. Good fun. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Nothing special. Carmen Miranda is Carmen Miranda, and consequently the best part of the movie. Powell's Nancy is entitled and spoiled with none of the charming naivete that would have made this film fun to watch. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A REMAKE OF THE SUPERIOR DEANNA DURBIN FILM "IT'S A DATE", IT'S A MILDLY ENTERTAINING MUSICAL. ANN SOTHERN SEEMS OUT OF PLACE IN HER ROLE. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A theater producer hires Nancy (Jane Powell) to star in his Rio de Janeiro-based show, but neglects to tell Nancy's superstar mother, Frances (Ann Sothern), that she's been replaced. Both believing they have the part, Nancy and Frances head south. But when Nancy realizes she'd be ousting her mother, she quits, misleading her mother to believe that she was on the ship to Brazil because she's about to marry a fellow passenger. As her lie is exposed, a romance blooms and the show gets its star.
      Director
      Robert Z. Leonard
      Producer
      Joe Pasternak
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 8, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 39m