Directed by Irving Cummings
Written by George Seaton, Bess Meredyth, and Hal Long
Starring Don Ameche, Alice Faye, and Carmen Miranda
USA, 91 min.
Romance and harmless conflict run amuck in Irving Cummings’s That Night In Rio. The film follows American entertainer, Larry Martin (Don Ameche), as he impersonates his doppelganger, Baron Manuel Duarte. Once Manuel’s wife, Baroness Cecilia Duarte (Alice Faye) discovers the impersonation, she begins to want her husband to be as loving as the one portrayed by Larry. That Night In Rio also features several song and dance numbers from Carmen Miranda, at the time deemed “The Brazilian Bombshell.”
That Night In Rio is part of Twentieth Century Fox’s musicals set in Latin countries (like another Miranda film, Down Argentine Way). Like other Latin lover musicals of the era, That Night In Rio has a stereotypical depiction of Latin culture. This
For Bookforum, John Domini reviews Paolo Sorrentino's first novel, Everybody's Right, and finds that "this filmmaker's energetic wallow in prose does seem best appreciated as a cry for the beloved country, resonating off touchstones from
Over her 43 years in the industry, Russell acted alongside some of the greats from Marilyn Monroe to Bob Hope. The buxom brunette was turned into a Hollywood sex symbol in the 1940s and 1950s after Howard Hughes catapulted her to fame. According to Variety, Russell died of respiratory failure in her home in Santa Maria, California on Monday February 28.
Russell leaves behind a legacy of straight-laced sensuality and tough-as-nails humor in her films and musical career. Here's a look back at the movies we love the most from her filmography.
Russell's first film is also the one that set her up for the rest of her career. Howard Hughes made use of Russell's trademark figure and immediately projected her
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