The beautiful Virginia Bruce (Born to Dance) and Latin singing sensation Tito Guízar
(Tropic Holiday) star in Brazil, a musical comedy confection in the tradition of Top Hat and Flying Down to Rio.
Set in exotic Rio de Janeiro, the film’s light-as-air plot revolves around a fish-out-of-water authoress (Bruce) struck by Cupid’s arrow, dual identities (in the form of romantic lead Guízar) and, of course, those dancing fools – Veloz and Yolanda, the King & Queen of the tango who perform a show-stopping number set to the film’s title tune.
Edward Everett Horton, a screwball comedy stalwart (Top Hat, Arsenic and Old Lace), lends support as Guízar’s confidant. Featuring supporting roles by Robert Livingston (Don’t Fence Me In), Henry Da Silva (Flying Down to Rio) along with a special appearance by Roy Rogers (Son of Paleface), Brazil is lovingly shot in black & white by Jack Marta (Flying Tigers, Cat Ballou and Steven Spielberg’s Duel).
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Runtime: 91 minutes
Year Filmed: 1944
Screen: 1.37:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W