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Flying Down To Rio

4

Fred and Ginger have a swinging time

The first movie to team Fred and Ginger – and they’re not even top-billed!

Pride of place is handed to womanising bandleader Gene Raymond and spirited Dolores del Rio, who begin a stormy love-hate relationship en route to Rio.

The spectacular airborne finale involves scantily clad showgirls on the wings of biplanes but outshining all of this are Astaire and Rogers; the second the pair hit the dancefloor to hoof ‘La Carioca’ a cinematic legend is born.

The chemistry is immediate – and top-billing was theirs from that moment on.

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