Rio Rita (1929)

Rio Rita





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Rio Rita, an expensive filmization of the legendary Florenz Ziegfeld-produced Broadway musical of 1928, was the first major production for fledgling RKO Radio Studios. Bebe Daniels plays Rita, an Irish-Mexican girl (with thick Hispanic accent) who oversees a large ranch near the Mexican border. Rita's brother (Don Alvorado) is suspected of being "The Kinkajou," a notorious bandit. On the trail of the Kinkajou, an undercover Texas Ranger (John Boles) falls in love with Rita, much to the chagrin … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Russell Mack, Luther Reed
In Theaters:
RKO Radio Pictures


as Capt. Jim Stewart

as Roberto

as Mrs. Bean

as Gen. Ravenoff/"Kinka...

as Carmen

as McGinn

as Wilkins

as Cafe Owner

as Padrone

as Ranger
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 7, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

This relic early talkie is watchable for its historical importance but its melodramatics are awkward.

Full Review… | October 1, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A diverting antique.

Full Review… | March 22, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Rio Rita


ok western musical combo but I'm confused in the credits it talked about Technicolor photography but I didn't see any colour its all B & W. til the end party I see now.

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