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Flying Down to Rio

Flying Down to Rio(1933)

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  • In the original prints, the "Orchids in the Moonlight" number was color tinted.
  • Joel McCrea was originally slated for the role of Roger Bond.
  • Originally conceived of as a vehicle for RKO's Dolores Del Rio this film is most notable for its star-making pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The two relative unknowns smoked up the screen in a dance number called "The Carioca" that generated such a positive response form critics and fans that they were eventually reunited in nine subsequent films.

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