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Flying down to Rio / a Radio picture ; Radio Pictures presents ; Merian C. Cooper, executive producer ; directed by Thorton Freeland ; screen play by Cyril Hume, H.W. Hanemann and Erwin Gelsey.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoBurbank CA : Turner Entertainment Co : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2006.
Description1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Subject(s)
Other author/creatorCooper, Merian C., producer.
Other author/creatorHume, Cyril, 1900-1966, screenwriter.
Other author/creatorHanemann, H. W. (Henry William), 1895-1968, screenwriter.
Other author/creatorGelsey, Erwin, 1900-1988, screenwriter.
Other author/creatorCaldwell, Anne, 1867-1936.
Other author/creatorFreeland, Thornton, 1898-1987, director.
Other author/creatorYoumans, Vincent, 1898-1946, composer.
Other author/creatorDel Rio, Dolores, 1905-1983, actor.
Other author/creatorRaymond, Gene, actor.
Other author/creatorRoulien, Raul, 1905-2000, actor.
Other author/creatorAstaire, Fred, actor.
Other author/creatorRogers, Ginger, 1911-1995, actor.
Other author/creatorRKO Radio Pictures.
Other author/creatorTurner Entertainment Co.
Other author/creatorWarner Home Video (Firm)
Uniform titleFlying down to Rio (Motion picture)
Series Astaire & Rogers collection ; vol. 1
Astaire & Rogers collection ; vol. 1. ^A477314
Abstract This film, containing the first of many Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers partnerships, concerns a band in Rio. Songs include "The Carioca," "Orchids in the Moonlight," and the title song. Pilot and band leader Gene Raymond woos Dolores Del Rio, and then learns that she is engaged to a friend of his, after he flies her home to Rio. Fred & Ginger provide the musical moments. Notable for a brilliantly photographed finale with chorus girls on the wings of flying airplanes, the movie was the musical that broke with the rather contrived Busby Berkeley production and moved toward a closer integration of musical and narrative elements. Astaire's dance numbers come not as interruptions but as extensions of the plot.
General noteFrom a play by Anne Caldwell; based on an original story by Lou Brock.
General noteOriginally produced as a motion picture in 1933.
General noteSpecial features: Vintage comedy short, "Beer and pretzels", with Ted Healy and his Stooges; classic cartoon: "I like mountain music"; Theatrical trailer.
CreditsMusic, Vincent Youmans ; lyrics, Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn ; photographed by J. Roy Hunt ; edited by Jack Kitchin.
Cast Delores Del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore.
Audience Not rated.
Technical detailsDVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital mono. ; standard version, dual-layer format.
LanguageClosed-captioned; in English with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
Genre/formMusical films.
Genre/formComedy films.
Genre/formFilm adaptations.
Genre/formComedy films.
Genre/formDrama.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formMusical films.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre/formFeature films United States.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formMusical films.
Genre/formComedy films.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre/formFiction films.
Other titleBeer and pretzels.
Other titleI like mountain music.
ISBN0780654285
ISBN9780780654280
ISBN1419838008 (set)
ISBN9781419838002 (set)
ISBN1419827367
ISBN9781419827365
UPC 053939756821
UPC 053939776027
UPC 888574474799
Publisher numberT7568 Turner Entertainment Co.

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