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Cairo Reviews

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May 31, 2015
One of MGM's least-remembered musicals, supposedly a spoof of spy films; neither Jeanette MacDonald or Robert Young are well-served by the screenplay, although Ethel Waters gets a chance to shine singing "Buds Won't Bud."
Super Reviewer
September 25, 2013
Pleasant mix of spy caper and comedy stars a much more relaxed Jeanette MacDonald than was usually the case during her MGM years. Perhaps it was the freedom of not having Nelson Eddy bellowing in her face but she's loose and charming and has a fine chemistry with both Robert Young and Ethel Waters her two major scene partners. Jeanette and Ethel's differing singing styles offer a nice variety to the entertainment although why Ethel is Jeanette's maid and still has to sing in the big show is never explained. It doesn't really matter and her musical numbers are highly entertaining. There's also a funny bit where Jeanette sends up one of her biggest hits, San Francisco. One quibble: a good deal of the picture is very dark, hard to tell if it's intentional or the age of the film. Not a great film but an little known enjoyable gem.
½ March 22, 2013
Delightful fun, light entertainment of the highest order. It baffles the mind that a good time gem lime this is forgotten, its easily as good as most of the "great comedies". If you are looking for a way to forget your worries and just have a great time, Cairo will amaze and satisfy.
January 22, 2013
good stuff macdonald's last MGM film.
April 21, 2012
good chemistry between young & macdonald
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