The Carioca

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Edward Eliscu
Gus Kahn
Vincent Youmans
related performer(s)
Fred Astaire

Nothing particularly outstanding

 This number was danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their first movie as a team, Flying Down to Rio. In his autobiography, Astaire wrote, “I was under the impression that we weren’t doing anything particularly outstanding in 'The Carioca.' I had thrown in a few solos, too, in the limited time given me, but I never expected that they would register so well. However, everything clicked.”

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