Flying Down to Rio Reviews
Roger Bond is a lady's man that flies planes and performs in a band...making it pretty easy to score chicks. However, in a trip to Rio he falls for Belinha, a socialite and bride to be. Roger is best friends with the groom, but that will change based on his new love. Roger will do his best to win Belinha while she does her best to avoid him.
"Every time I think of her I want to bite myself."
Thornton Freeland, director of Whopee, They Call it Sin, Dark Sands, The Secret Witness, The Unexpected Father, Over the Moon, and Brass Monkey, delivers Flying Down to Rio. The storyline for this is just okay and a bit predictable. The acting is very good and the cast delivers entertaining performances. The cast includes Gene Raymond, Dolores del Rio, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Roy D'Arcy.
"Is there any special way you like your coconut juice?"
This was recently on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) during a Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire marathon. I DVR'd this it was their first movie together. I found it above average and entertaining but far from a classic. This contains entertaining characters worth following but is only worth watching once and I wouldn't purchase the DVD.
"In me you see a sinner."
The film itself cast Fred & Ginger as supporting roles but it became clear in filming these two are the real stars & the film ended with these two not the leads.
But the film is dull, labored & very unexciting, even for fans it's a tough watch with achingly bad leads the only redemptive qualities are the great numbers by Fred & Ginger.
Watch it once!