Comet Over Hollywood
Posted by on Aug 17, 2020
It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Flying Down to Rio (1933) read more
Classic Movie Man
Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 23, 2017
Free screening of classic film “Flying Down to Rio” at Second Presbyterian Church
There will be a free screening of the classic film Flying Down to Rio (1933) at Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan Avenue, Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The film features Long tim read more
The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Posted by David on Sep 21, 2012
Fred Astaire made his film debut in 1933's "Dancing Lady" as a dancer named, um, Fred Astaire. Preceding that film there had been a screen test where the evaluator wrote these infamous words: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little."
In his second film, 1933's "Flying Down to Rio," Astaire ha read more
The Motion Pictures
Posted by Lindsey on Mar 24, 2012
Flying Down to Rio (1933): 4/5
This is another musical where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers steal the show in supporting roles. It was their first film together, and from the first scene it is clear what a perfectly matched pair they were!
Dolores del Rio and Gene Raymond are read more
Creme de la Creme
Posted by Inge Gregusch on Jan 21, 2012
Dolores, Ginger, Fred and the Girls Fly to Rio One More Time!
This 1933 RKO masterpiece of aviation, music, dance, style and general hi-jinx is perfect for chasing away the January blahs. Directed by Thornton Freeland with a score by Max Steiner, the movie is timeless.
The "Carioca" became leg read more
Posted by Angela on Nov 27, 2011
Band leader Roger Bond (Gene Raymond) is a notorious womanizer. While his band is playing in Miami, the lovely Belinha De Rezenda (Dolores del Rio) catches his eye and isn’t about to let the hotel’s rule about staff not fraternizing with guests stand in his way. Fred Ayers (Fred Astai read more
Classic Cinema Gold
Posted by Art on Feb 2, 2011
Flying Down To Rio (RKO Pictures 1933) is known as the movie that made Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers into the renowned dance team duo they are still known as today. Astaire and Rogers were not the main headliners of Flying Down To Rio though. They were billed as fourth and fifth stars behind read more