Copacabana (1947)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Musical Comedy  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Groucho Marx made his first solo film appearance away from his brothers in the musical comedy Copacabana. Groucho plays two-bit theatrical agent Lionel Q. Devereaux, whose favorite client--indeed, his only client--is fireball Brazilian entertainer Carmen Novarro (Carmen Miranda). Hoping for a double commission, Devereaux gets Carmen two different singing jobs at the Copacabana nightclub, through the simple expedient of having Carmen wear a veil and pose as a French chanteuse. Steve Hunt (Steve Cochran), manager of the Copa, falls in love with one of the Carmens, much to the dismay of pretty bookkeeper Anne (Gloria Jean).

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deception, entertainer, nightclub, theatrical-agent, assumed-identity