Road to Rio Overview:

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

SYNOPSIS

The fifth of the "Road" series finds Hope and Crosby stowing away on a southbound steamship after setting fire to the carnival in which they were working. Onboard, they notice Lamour, who is alternatively inviting and indifferent. They discover that she's been hypnotized by her aunt into marrying a man she doesn't love. The boys find work in Rio with a trio, and crash Lamour's wedding just in time. Hope gets the girl in this one, with a little hocus-pocus of his own. Fewer set pieces, more plot, same riotous comedy. One of the best in the series.

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

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

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A Caminho do Rio / Road to Rio (1947)

By L? on Jul 15, 2015 From Critica Retro

A Caminho do Rio / Road to Rio (1947) O ano ? 1947. Desde 1944 Bing Crosby detinha o t?tulo de ator com maior sucesso de bilheteria. Em uma situa??o muito confort?vel, ele fez com seus parceiros Bob Hope e Dorothy Lamour o quinto dos sete filmes da s?rie “Road to...”, que misturav... Read full article


A Caminho do Rio / Road to Rio (1947)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

A Caminho do Rio / Road to Rio (1947) O ano ? 1947. Desde 1944 Bing Crosby detinha o t?tulo de ator com maior sucesso de bilheteria. Em uma situa??o muito confort?vel, ele fez com seus parceiros Bob Hope e Dorothy Lamour o quinto dos sete filmes da s?rie “Road to...”, que mistura... Read full article


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Quotes from

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


Scat Sweeney: This might be a plot to get rid of us! The coffee might be poisoned!
Hot Lips Barton: Yeah, who knows this co...
[He drops the cup]
Hot Lips Barton: [to Catherine Vail] You got any tea?


Lucia Maria de Andrade: I don't know what came over me! I found myself saying things, and I didn't know why I was saying them.
Hot Lips Barton: Look, why don't you just run for Congress and leave us alone?


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Facts about

On the Decca Records boxed album of selections from the Johnny Burke-Jimmy Van Heusen film score, substitutions were made in the way that two songs were presented. Bob Hope was under contract to Capitol Records at this point, so the Hope-Bing Crosby duet of the agile city tune, "Apalachicola, FLA," was semi-recast on the album by teaming Bing with The Andrews Sisters, already guest-starring in the movie. Dorothy Lamour, recording for the Coast label at this point, delivered in this feature the comically sly "Experience," which was transformed by Decca into a pairing of Mr. Crosby and Nan Wynn, who did not participate in the picture.
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.
The fifth of the seven Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour "Road" films.
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