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FLYING DOWN TO RIO

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  • This 1933 RKO musical, best known as the first on–screen pairing of fleet–footed screen icons Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, stars the gorgeous Dolores del Río as Belinha, an irresistible woman who seduces the leader of a band touring Miami. So enticed is the man that he follows Belinha, as the title suggests, all the way down to Brazil, but not without some major in–flight drama and spectacle! An emergency landing on a deserted island, scantily clad women (still reveling in pre–Code raciness) dancing on airplane wings and the unending charisma of some of the 1930s' brightest stars — all this is in FLYING DOWN TO RIO. Enjoy this gorgeous 35mm print from the Warner Bros. archive. — Beth Hanna

  • Dolores del Río (1905-1983) was a Mexican film and stage actress who became the first major Latina crossover star in Hollywood. Her best-known American films include FLYING DOWN TO RIO and Orson Welles’ JOURNEY INTO FEAR; landmark films made in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema include MARÍA CANDELARIA and LAS ABANDONADAS.

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