That Night in Rio Reviews

  • May 08, 2019

    The best musical movie ever made!

    The best musical movie ever made!

  • Apr 17, 2015

    Remake of FOLIES BERGERE is an upgrade: a lush, fast-moving Technicolor frolic with several standout songs: "Boa Noite," "They Met in Rio," "Chica Chica Boom Chic," and "I Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)" - the last two sung by the marvelous Carmen Miranda.

    Remake of FOLIES BERGERE is an upgrade: a lush, fast-moving Technicolor frolic with several standout songs: "Boa Noite," "They Met in Rio," "Chica Chica Boom Chic," and "I Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)" - the last two sung by the marvelous Carmen Miranda.

  • Oct 07, 2013

    Yes, it's that kind of patently silly plot, but it works nicely here thanks to pleasant players, luminous Technicolor, a bright screenplay, and good songs.

    Yes, it's that kind of patently silly plot, but it works nicely here thanks to pleasant players, luminous Technicolor, a bright screenplay, and good songs.

  • Jun 17, 2013

    MGM musicals may have been more extravagant, but 20th Century Fox musicals are the most fun. In "That Night in Rio," in order to save a business deal, a look-alike actor (Don Ameche) is hired to impersonate a baron (Don Ameche) who is out of town trying to raise money. The Baron is married to Cecilia (Alice Faye) but in name only; they go their separate ways. When the actor takes over, with Faye's knowledge, he is extremely attentive, to the consternation of his girlfriend (Carmen Miranda). This is a cute story, nothing new about it, but it is done in an amusing way. At one point, the Baron returns from his trip early, and the two Barons are in a room at the same time. They keep switching back and forth while talking to a businessman. The businessman, convinced someone else is in the room after hearing noises behind a screen and seeing the screen move, decides to continue the conversation in French. The actor, of course, can't speak it, so has to say oui, oui throughout. It's very funny. Also, the businessman searches behind the screen - the actor walks from behind the screen and into the room while the Baron goes the opposite way meets the businessman behind the screen and says, "See?" indicating there is no one there. The cast is the typical Fox musical cast - by 1941, Tyrone Power was no longer doing musicals, so it's Ameche, Faye, and Carmen Miranda. Miranda is very funny and outlandishly dressed as usual; Faye sings well and looks lovely, although she seems stuffed into a gold gown. There is plenty of music - in fact, the whole beginning is one number after another. Miranda sings a couple of her standards: "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)," and "Chica Chica Boom Chic." Ameche and Faye sing "Boa Noite" and "They Met in Rio" - and there are plenty of production numbers. Wonderfully entertaining.

    MGM musicals may have been more extravagant, but 20th Century Fox musicals are the most fun. In "That Night in Rio," in order to save a business deal, a look-alike actor (Don Ameche) is hired to impersonate a baron (Don Ameche) who is out of town trying to raise money. The Baron is married to Cecilia (Alice Faye) but in name only; they go their separate ways. When the actor takes over, with Faye's knowledge, he is extremely attentive, to the consternation of his girlfriend (Carmen Miranda). This is a cute story, nothing new about it, but it is done in an amusing way. At one point, the Baron returns from his trip early, and the two Barons are in a room at the same time. They keep switching back and forth while talking to a businessman. The businessman, convinced someone else is in the room after hearing noises behind a screen and seeing the screen move, decides to continue the conversation in French. The actor, of course, can't speak it, so has to say oui, oui throughout. It's very funny. Also, the businessman searches behind the screen - the actor walks from behind the screen and into the room while the Baron goes the opposite way meets the businessman behind the screen and says, "See?" indicating there is no one there. The cast is the typical Fox musical cast - by 1941, Tyrone Power was no longer doing musicals, so it's Ameche, Faye, and Carmen Miranda. Miranda is very funny and outlandishly dressed as usual; Faye sings well and looks lovely, although she seems stuffed into a gold gown. There is plenty of music - in fact, the whole beginning is one number after another. Miranda sings a couple of her standards: "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)," and "Chica Chica Boom Chic." Ameche and Faye sing "Boa Noite" and "They Met in Rio" - and there are plenty of production numbers. Wonderfully entertaining.

  • Jun 21, 2010

    It's an alright film, but the plot is farfetched (that Larry could do such a good impersonation of the Baron that he could pass as him - even to his close acquaintances and his wife).

    It's an alright film, but the plot is farfetched (that Larry could do such a good impersonation of the Baron that he could pass as him - even to his close acquaintances and his wife).

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Feb 03, 2010

    Colorful silliness with plush settings and performers having a good time.

    Colorful silliness with plush settings and performers having a good time.

  • Oct 02, 2008

    Excellent! So entertaining :)

    Excellent! So entertaining :)