Flying Down to Rio
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The top-billed stars in the extravagant RKO musical Flying Down to Rio are Dolores Del Rio and Gene Raymond. Forget all that: this is the movie that first teamed Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We're supposed to care about the romantic triangle between aviator/bandleader Raymond, Brazilian heiress Del Rio and her wealthy fiance Raul Roulien, but the moment Fred and Ginger dance to a minute's worth of "The Carioca", the film is theirs forever. Other musical highlights include Rogers' opening piece "Music Makes Me" and tenor Roulien's lush rendition of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A quintessential piece of Thirties musical kookiness right out of Man Ray"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Charming, somewhat, quaint, endlessly clever movie that introduced Fred and Ginger to the world."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Notable musical for first pairing of Astaire and Rogers."
‑ Steve Crum,
"An OK musical that really sparkles when Fred and Ginger dance together for the first time."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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