The ravishing del Rio received top billing--and gowns with outrageously
large sleeves--in this giddy romantic musical comedy in which she plays
a Brazilian debutante who falls for an American bandleader (Gene Raymond).
As the screen debut of dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers,
Flying Down to Rio features not only some Brazilian-influenced tapping
but also an astonishing finale with showgirls strapped to airplane wings,
dancing in flight. 1933, U.S., B/W, 35mm, 89 minutes.