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Rio Rita

1929 2h 15m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 40% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
In a small border town, Texas Ranger Jim Stewart (John Boles) aims to catch the notorious local bandit known as "Kinkajou" by disguising himself as a Mexican. Once in Mexico, he falls for local girl Rita (Bebe Daniels), whose brother, Roberto (Don Alvarado), could be the criminal Jim is looking for. Meanwhile, Russian aristocrat and casino kingpin Ravinoff (Georges Renavent) attempts to seduce Rita, but she sticks with Jim, even after discovering his deception. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This relic early talkie is watchable for its historical importance but its melodramatics are awkward. Rated: B- Oct 1, 2008 Full Review Phil Hall Film Threat A diverting antique. Rated: 3/5 Mar 22, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This was RKO's most expensive production at the time until King Kong hit. It was regarded at the time as one of the finest of screen musicals. Despite the lavish production the plot was mediocre. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A smash hit in 1929, it's corny and charming by today's standards. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member ok western musical combo but I'm confused in the credits it talked about Technicolor photography but I didn't see any colour its all B & W. til the end party I see now. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In a small border town, Texas Ranger Jim Stewart (John Boles) aims to catch the notorious local bandit known as "Kinkajou" by disguising himself as a Mexican. Once in Mexico, he falls for local girl Rita (Bebe Daniels), whose brother, Roberto (Don Alvarado), could be the criminal Jim is looking for. Meanwhile, Russian aristocrat and casino kingpin Ravinoff (Georges Renavent) attempts to seduce Rita, but she sticks with Jim, even after discovering his deception.
Director
Luther Reed
Producer
William LeBaron
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Dec 1, 2009
Runtime
2h 15m