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Title 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.

Published Burbank CA : Turner Entertainment Co : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Flying down to Rio (Motion picture)
Physical description 1 videodisc (89 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Series Astaire & Rogers collection ; vol. 1.
Astaire & Rogers collection ; vol. 2.
Credits Music, Vincent Youmans ; lyrics, Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn ; photographed by J. Roy Hunt ; edited by Jack Kitchin.
Notes From a play by Anne Caldwell; based on an original story by Lou Brock.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1933.
Special features: Vintage comedy short, "Beer and pretzels", with Ted Healy and his Stooges; classic cartoon: "I like mountain music"; Theatrical trailer.
Performers Delores Del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore.
Summary 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 flys 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.
Audience Not rated.
System notes DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital mono ; standard version, dual-layer format.
Language notes Closed-captioned; in English with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
Other author Cooper, Merian C., producer.
Hume, Cyril, 1900-1966, author of screenplay.
Hanemann, H. W. (Henry William), 1895-1968, author of screenplay.
Gelsey, Erwin, 1900-1988, author of screenplay.
Caldwell, Anne, 1867-1936.
Freeland, Thornton, 1898-1987, director.
Youmans, Vincent, 1898-1946, composer.
Del Rio, Dolores, 1905-1983, actor.
Raymond, Gene, actor.
Roulien, Raul, 1905-2000, actor.
Astaire, Fred, actor.
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995, actor.
RKO Radio Pictures.
Turner Entertainment Co.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Subject Big bands -- United States -- Drama.
Entertainers -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Hotels -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Drama.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Drama.
Feature films -- United States.
Musical films.
Comedy films.
Musical films.
Comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other title Beer and pretzels.
I like mountain music.
Standard Number 053939756821
ISBN 0780654285
Publisher Number T7568 Turner Entertainment Co.