Flying Down to Rio

  • Film
  • Drama
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Fred and Ginger teamed for the first time as featured artists in the big production number, 'The Carioca': 'I'd like to try this thing just once' says Fred, launching the movies' greatest partnership. Otherwise notable mainly for the non-stop opticals which turn the film into a series of animated postcards. The nominal star, the wooden Raymond, is swept off his feet by the exotic Del Rio (one of those actresses who age only ten years in forty-odd), of whom a Yankee girl cries, 'What have these South Americans got below the equator that we haven't?'. The Berkeleyesque aerial ballet is a gas.

Release details

Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Thornton Freeland
Screenwriter: Cyril Hume, HW Hanemann, Erwin Gelsey
Cast: Dolores Del Rio
Gene Raymond
Raul Roulien
Ginger Rogers
Fred Astaire
Blanche Frederici
Franklin Pangborn
Eric Blore
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