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Brazil (1944)
Starring Tito Guízar and Virginia Bruce

Beautiful print and will play in all DVD players.
Brazil is perhaps the best of the handful of American films made by Brazilian singing sensation Tito Guizar. In typical screwball-comedy fashion, the plot is set in motion by authoress Nicky Henderson (Virginia Bruce), who has hit the best-seller charts with her latest tome, Why Marry a Latin? While researching her next book in Rio De Janeiro, she finds out "why" when she meets handsome songwriter Miguel Soares (Guizar). Upon learning about Nicky's book, Miguel decides to teach her a few lessons in affairs of the heart. Edward Everett Horton is also on hand, twittering his way through the role of a well-meaning buttinsky. Thanks to the "Good Neighbor" policy of the 1940s, South American musicals were a glut on the market, but Brazil was good enough on its own merits to pay its way at the box office.
Director: Joseph Santley
Writers: Richard English, Frank Gill Jr., Laura Kerr

Stars: Tito Guízar, Virginia Bruce, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Livingston, Veloz and Yolanda, Fortunio Bonanova, Richard Lane, Frank Puglia, Aurora Miranda, Alfred de Sa, Henry De Silva, Roy Rogers, Billy Daniels
Academy Awards, USA 1945

Nominee

Best Sound, Recording
Daniel J. Bloomberg (Republic SSD)

Best Music, Original Song
Ary Barroso (music)
Ned Washington (lyrics)
For the song "Rio de Janeiro".

Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture
Walter Scharf

Songs include:

Brazil
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Bob Russell
Performed by Tito Guízar

Rio de Janeiro
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Ned Washington

Tonight, You're Mine
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Tito Guízar

Moonlight Fiesta
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Tito Guízar

Upa Ups
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Ned Washington

Vaquero Song
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Tito Guízar

Cafe
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Ned Washington

Choro Song
Written by Ary Barroso
English Lyrics by Ned Washington

Hands Across the Border
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Roy Rogers

After writer Richard English spent several months in South America doing research for a Collier's magazine piece, Republic hired him to use his experiences to write an original screen story around Barroso and S. K. Russell's hit song, "Brazil."
The studio worked closely with various U.S. and Brazilian officials to ensure the film's accuracy in its depiction of Brazil and its peoples. Officials consulted included Dr. Raoul Bopp of the Brazilian consulate, Francis Alstock and Jackson Leighter, the liaison official of the Motion Picture Society for the Americas.
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Stars: John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda

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Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

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Stars: Keir Dullea, Adrienne Barbeau, Peter Hobbs

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