Flying Down to Rio

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Flying Down to Rio ★★½ 1933

The first Astaire-Rogers musical, although they are relegated to supporting status behind Del Rio and Raymond. Still, it was enough to make them stars and a team that epitomizes the height of American musical films. The slim story revolves around singer Del Rio's two suitors and receives a splendid, art deco production. Showgirls dancing on plane wings in flight provide another memorable moment. ♫Music Makes Me; The Carioca; Orchids in the Moonlight; Flying Down to Rio. 89m/ B VHS, DVD . Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Dolores Del Rio, Eric Blore, Gene Raymond, Franklin Pangborn; D: Thornton Freeland; M: Vincent Youmans, Max Steiner.