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Brazil (1944)

A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest.

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Richard English (original story), Frank Gill Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tito Guízar ... Miguel Soares
Virginia Bruce ... Nicky Henderson
Edward Everett Horton ... Everett St. John Everett
Robert Livingston ... Rod Walker
Veloz ... Veloz (as Veloz and Yolanda)
Yolanda ... Yolanda (as Veloz and Yolanda)
Fortunio Bonanova ... Senor Renaldo Da Silva
Richard Lane ... Edward Graham
Frank Puglia ... Señor Machado
Aurora Miranda ... Bailarina, Specialty Dancer
Alfredo DeSa Alfredo DeSa ... Master of Ceremonies (as Alfred de Sa)
Henry Da Silva Henry Da Silva ... Comerciante (as Henry De Silva)
Rico De Montez Rico De Montez ... Airport Official
Leonardo Scavino Leonardo Scavino ... Reporter (as Leon Lenoir)
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
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Storyline

A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest.

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Taglines:

The Musical Love Story of Pan-America! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

30 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stars and Guitars See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1952 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Brazil (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Brazil
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Bob Russell (as S.K. Russell)
Performed by Tito Guízar
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Virginia Bruce Lends A Much Needed Spark
13 March 2007 | by sobaokSee all my reviews

Brazil has some entertaining musical and dance numbers that are worth a look. Tito Guizar is an impressive singer, but as an actor he personifies the word: bland. The only real spark in this film is Virginia Bruce. She has a wonderful screen presence. She's animated, and emotionally on cue as an actress in every scene she's in. Too bad she didn't get to sing -- she's a distinctive and likable vocalist (she introduced the song "I've Got You Under My Skin" in 1936). Bob Livingston would have been a better choice for her love interest -- he is far more charismatic than Guizar. The first fifteen minutes are impressive as they introduce authoress Virginia, who's American book "Why Marry A Latin?" has caused a furor among Latin men. Along comes Guizar, who at one point becomes twin brothers, which is two too many Guizars for one movie.


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