Rio Rita
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Rio Rita, an expensive filmization of the legendary Florenz Ziegfeld-produced Broadway musical of 1928, was the first major production for fledgling RKO Radio Studios. Bebe Daniels plays Rita, an Irish-Mexican girl (with thick Hispanic accent) who oversees a large ranch near the Mexican border. Rita's brother (Don Alvorado) is suspected of being "The Kinkajou," a notorious bandit. On the trail of the Kinkajou, an undercover Texas Ranger (John Boles) falls in love with Rita, much to the chagrin of a wealthy but despotic landowner (Georges Renavent). The villain arranges to make it… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This relic early talkie is watchable for its historical importance but its melodramatics are awkward."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A diverting antique."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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