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A Steal at the Price
on 20 April 2011
I have known of this film for many years but have recently purchased the DVD.
The colour and sound are impeccable but that is by-the by. The performances by the
main acts are superb. I adore Alice Faye and clearly there is an easy understanding with Don Ameche who is impressive both with his style but surprisingly effective with his voice. Alice gets star billing but the costumes (Travis Benton) make her appear 'heavy' and do not do justice to her beauty until, of course, she sings.
'They met in Rio' stands out. However, Carmen Miranda does steal the show with, I
find words difficult to describe, other than taking over the cameras and doing
what she does best i.e entertaining. The film is superb. Not overlong: not
difficult to follow: No special effects. Sheer escapism. At the price being
offered it is impossible to resist. I'd have paid a lot more!