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Road to Rio

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1947
  • Norman Z McLeod
  • 100 mins
  • U

Summary

Musical comedy starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. After wrecking a carnival with their high-wire bicycle act, musicians "Scat" Sweeney and "Hot Lips" Barton escape the owner's wrath by stowing away on a luxury ocean liner bound for Rio.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

The fifth of the seven Road movies is one of the best, even though the formula remains pretty much as before - entertainers Bing Crosby and Bob Hope go on the run, fall for Dorothy Lamour, become rivals for her love and land in hot water. This time, Lamour is being hypnotised by her aunt (the delightfully wicked Gale Sondergaard) so that she'll marry a Brazilian she dislikes. "I find myself saying things and I don't know why I say them," says Lamour. "Why don't you just run for Congress," quips Hope. Added attractions are the Andrews Sisters singing You Don't Have To Know the Language with Bing, and the zany Wiere Brothers doing their famous hat routine.

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Credits

Cast

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"Scat" SweeneyBing Crosby
"Hot Lips" BartonBob Hope
Lucia Maria de AndradeDorothy Lamour
Catherine VailGale Sondergaard
TriggerFrank Faylen
TonyJoseph Vitale
RodriguesFrank Puglia
CardosoNestor Paiva
JohnsonRobert Barrat
Stone-Baron PuppeteersStone-Baron Puppeteers
Carioca BoysCarioca Boys
Wiere BrothersWiere Brothers
Andrews SistersAndrews Sisters
Cavalry captainJerry Colonna

Crew

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DirectorNorman Z McLeod

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Languages
English | Portuguese
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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