Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Musical, Romance


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An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman.


6.6/10
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  • Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Flying Down to Rio (1933)
  • Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Flying Down to Rio (1933)
  • Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Flying Down to Rio (1933)
  • Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Flying Down to Rio (1933)
  • Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Flying Down to Rio (1933)
  • Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Flying Down to Rio (1933)

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24 November 2005 | ccthemovieman-1
8
| Historical For More Than One Reason
I gave this "Fred Astaire" comedy-romance-musical higher marks than normal because the romance, usually the sappy part of the Astaire films, doesn't dominate as it does most of his movies.

As usual, there are a number of interesting dance scenes including a spectacular Busby Berkeley-type production on the wings of airplanes. That scene has to be seen to be believed, not just for the uniqueness of it but for the bra-less women pictured! Yikes, it's not something you expect to see with a classic film - and you wouldn't see for another 35 years. It's pretty amazing.

I really shouldn't label this an "Astaire film " because Dolores Del Rio and Gene Raymond are the two stars. Astaire is a close third. Raul Roulien would be next while Ginger Rogers just has a small role.....but it IS noteworthy for being the first time all of us saw the famous Astaire-Rogers pairing.

The comedy in this film also is pretty good. The best parts of the film are the beginning and end. The fadeout segways in here reminded of silent films, which weren't that long removed from this.

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