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Rio Rita

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Rio Rita

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
91 minutes
performer:
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll, Tom Conway
director:
S. Sylvan Simon
distributor:
MGM/UA Home Video
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a C+

This new-to-video picture don’t quite measure up to Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein or The Time of Their Lives. Rio Rita, an update of an early talkie, is essentially a dude-ranch musical with Abbott and Costello routines awkardly shoehorned in; Bud and Lou try hard, but the romantic leads (Kathryn Grayson and John Carroll) keep breaking into song and slowing things down. C+

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