The Girl from Rio (1927)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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Though in real life she was the daughter of a San Francisco rabbi, Carmel Myers was convincingly cast as the title character in The Girl From Rio. Myers plays Lola, a Brazilian cabaret dancer who is also the "kept woman" of Antonio Santos (Richard Tucker), the most powerful man in Rio De Janeiro. In addition, Lola is the object of desire for her dancing partner, Raoul (Eduoard Raquello). Somehow, true love triumphs in the form of English coffee-trader Paul Sinclair (Walter Pigeon), who falls for Lola even though he has a fiancee back home. The economically produced The Girl From Rio managed to attain critical notice by virtue of its costly Technicolor opening sequence.

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cafe, citizen, dance [art], English [nationality], jealousy, love, mistress, overcome, partner