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Road to Rio (1947) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Daniel Dare.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringRobert Emmett DolanNominated
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Road to Rio (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 15, 2018 From 4 Star Films

My dad has been and forever will be a fountain of pop cultural knowledge. I learned the little I know from the best, the difference is, he lived through most of it. Still, I must admit, at times I didn’t believe some of these touchstones of yesteryear when I was a kid. How could anyone have ac... Read full article


A Caminho do Rio / Road to Rio (1947)

By Lê on Jul 15, 2015 From Critica Retro

A Caminho do Rio / Road to Rio (1947) O ano é 1947. Desde 1944 Bing Crosby detinha o título de ator com maior sucesso de bilheteria. Em uma situação muito confortável, ele fez com seus parceiros Bob Hope e Dorothy Lamour o quinto dos sete filmes da série “Road to...”, que misturav... Read full article


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Hot Lips Barton: [Hanging off the high wire] Help! Help!
Hot Lips Barton: [Aside to camera] You know, this picture could end right here.


Hot Lips Barton: [Looking at the bicycle on the high wire he has to ride] You want me want me to ride that thing?
Scat Sweeney: Why not?
Hot Lips Barton: Up in the stratosphere?
Scat Sweeney: Oh, you
[mumbles]
Scat Sweeney: ...
Hot Lips Barton: Who do you think I am - Mr. Jordan?


Hot Lips Barton: [to his trumpet] You happy little Grable bait!


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Escaping from the hoods at the wedding by bursting through the crowd, Scat shouts "Come on Blanchard" and Hotlips replies "Block 'em Davis". The audience would have recognized the reference to Felix Blanchard and Glenn Davis, former Army star running backs. As team-mates from 1944 to 1946, they were referred to as "Mr. Inside" and "Mr. Outside." Blanchard had won the Heisman Trophy in 1945 and Davis in 1946, the year before the movie was released.
In the meat freezer scene there is a large side of meat labeled "Crosby Grade A Stables." Bing Crosby owned a stable of race horses that famously performed poorly.
Hiding in the lifeboat, Bob Hope is polishing his trumpet and says "You happy little Grable fodder". Heartthrob Betty Grable married trumpeter Harry James in 1943.
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