Rio Rita

1942, Movie, NR, 91 mins

MGM decided to do a remake of the 1929 RKO film, so the studio borrowed Abbott and Costello from Universal, fixed up the plot to fit in with war happenings, and hired a writer to think up some new gags for the boys. The sole intention was a sure-fire box-office hit. Excepting the presence of Abbott and Costello, the story is a routine outing in which Conway plays a Nazi spy in the employ of hotel owner Grayson. Abbott and Costello aid Carroll in foiling the criminal scheme and provide a few original gags along the way--though they mostly get by with old faithfuls. Credit director Simon with maintaining a fair level of suspense and injecting humor and music at just ...
Released: 1942 Rated: NR Length: 91 mins

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