Nancy Goes to Rio

Nancy Goes to Rio

Jane Powell
Director: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Jane Powell
Jane Powell
, Ann Sothern
Ann Sothern
, Barry Sullivan
Barry Sullivan
Robert Z. Leonard




Ann Sothern closed out her MGM contract with the Technicolor musical Nancy Goes to Rio. As Frances Elliot, Sothern is billed second to Jane Powell, who plays Nancy Barklay. A popular Broadway star, Frances heads to Rio for R&R before starting her next production. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Frances, her daughter Nancy is hired to appear in her mother's starring vehicle. This would seem to be enough to sustain a plot, but the screenwriters contrive to have Frances mistakenly believe that Nancy is about to become an out-of-wedlock mother. In addition, both ladies vie for the romantic attentions of leading man Paul Berten (Barry Sullivan). Also appearing is Carmen Miranda, just to remind us that the film takes place in Brazil. Producer Joe Pasternak handles the material with the same tastefulness that he'd applied to his Deanna Durbin pictures at Universal: in fact, Nancy Goes to Rio is a remake of Durbin's 1940 vehicle It's a Date.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2017
UPC: 0888574548582
Original Release: 1950
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

Featurettes: Wrong Way Butch The Peachy Cobbler Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Powell Nancy Barklay
Ann Sothern Frances Elliott
Barry Sullivan Paul Benton
Carmen Miranda Marina Rodriguez
Louis Calhern Gregory Elliott
Scotty Beckett Scotty Sheridan
Fortunio Bonanova Ricardo Domingoz
Glenn Anders Arthur Barrett
Nella Walker Mrs. Harrison
Hans Conried Alfredo
Frank Fontaine Masher
Sig Arno Captain of Waiters
Leon Belasco Professor Gama
Bess Flowers Party Guest
Leonid Kinskey Ivan Putroff
Forbes Murray Party Guest
Danny Scholl Charles
Ransom Sherman Dr. Ballard
Pierre Watkin Kenneth

Technical Credits
Robert Z. Leonard Director
Ralph Block Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Ray June Cinematographer
Frederick Kohner Screenwriter
Joe Pasternak Producer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Sidney Sheldon Screenwriter
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nancy Goes to Rio
1. Credits. [1:17]
2. Time And Time Again. [3:27]
3. Double Entrances. [4:24]
4. Write Me A Part. [4:46]
5. Shine On, Harvest Moon. [5:00]
6. Magic Is The Moonlight (1). [4:58]
7. Landing The Lead. [3:26]
8. Nancy's Goin' To Rio. [3:10]
9. Girl In Trouble. [5:29]
10. I'd Rather Have Scurvy. [2:01]
11. Yipsee-I-O. [3:30]
12. Terribly Touched. [3:07]
13. Not Quite A Surprise. [3:41]
14. Sure This Is Funny? [3:46]
15. Magic Is The Moonlight (2). [3:42]
16. Destined For Each Other. [3:54]
17. Poor Baby's... Baby? [:31]
18. Nancy Needs Me. [4:32]
19. Happy Times Ahead. [1:51]
20. Familiar Dialogue. [4:55]
21. Embraceable You. [3:56]
22. Not Really 17. [3:34]
23. Ca-Room' Pa Pa. [3:14]
24. Yes I Can't. [4:19]
25. Musetta's Waltz. [2:42]
26. Big Third Act Scene. [2:44]
27. Love Is Like This. [3:12]
28. Cast List. [3:39]

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