Nancy Goes to Rio

Synopsis: A mother and daughter compete over the same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man.
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Director(s): Robert Z. Leonard
Production: MGM
100 min

Hello, Mr. Moroney.

- Hello, Nancy, the show's almost over.

Oh, I know, I know.



Scotty, you ought

to be ashamed of yourself.

- You come along with me.


- Nancy, there's a show going on out there.

- Hello, Arthur. Arthur?

Arthur, I want you to meet my leading man.

Mr. Sheldan, Mr. Barrett.

- How do you do, Mr. Sheldon?

- Hi.

- Arthur produces all of Mother's shows.

- Gosh.

He's not very talkative.

Well, you two ought to make a great team.

Aren't you supposed to be up at school?

Yes, we came down

for Mother's party tonight.

On the way down,

Scotty had the worst car trouble...

- Shh! Nancy, the finale's starting.

- Come on, I want you to see Mother.


And through the years I'll remember

The love that was never quite mine

Time and time again

You'll hear me call

And, darling, then

You'll know I need you

Tell me I'll be free

To keep a perfect memory

Don't let me heed you

I need you

One kiss to last us forever

Then let our moment be through

And time and time again

My heart will sigh remembering when

I gave my love

To you

Time and time again

You'll hear me call

And, darling, then

You'll know I need you

He needs you

Tell me we'll be free

To keep a perfect memory

Don't let me heed you

I need you

- One kiss to last us forever

- One kiss to last us forever, my darling

- Then let our moment be through

- And then let our moment be through

Time and time again

My heart will sigh remembering when

I gave my love

To you

- Come on.

- Where you going?

We're going out front to applaud Mother.

Come on.

- I'm going to meet her.

- Not if you're going to Washington.

We've got to make the airport.

- He's right, Paul.

- You can meet her when you get back.


I tell you, it's all over now.

Nothing can stand between us.

You can remain here with me.

Father's rehearsing.

Ruling without love is a lonely task.

If I lose you, I lose everything.

Oh, hello.

Papa, my darling,

you really should've played the part.

You'd have been great.

Perhaps if I were a few years younger.

- Were you out front tonight, Greg?

- Of course I was out front.

I must say, I think the leading man

might show a little more fire.

You've been saying that

the past two years.

Well, yes, I suppose I have.

I'll run along now.

Your guests must be arriving.

- I won't be long.

- I'll see you at the apartment.

- Right, right, Greg.

- So long.

- Where's Nancy?

- She went out to yak up the applause.

Arthur, can't we find her

a small part next season?

If Nancy's doing it,

it won't be a small part.

Oh, well, there must be something.

Maybe I'll look for a nice offstage cyclone

for her to do.

Did you get a chance to read

Domingos' new play?


I loved it. Finished it last night

and couldn't sleep.

I kept thinking of that poor Emily.

It's a wonderful play.

And that scene

where she's going to have the baby.

I'll never let them take my baby from me.

Never, never, never.

I cried.

It's the best thing he's ever written.

You can tell him at the party tonight.

He's flying in from Brazil to talk to you.

- He is?

- Hi.


- How's my favorite actress?

- How's my favorite daughter?

- Just fine.

My hands are sore

from applauding so long and hard.

- Gee, you were wonderful.

- Oh, thank you.

- Who's going to the party?

- Everybody.

- Good. I can attack them at once.

- Let me give you some advice.

- Never ask for a part in a play.

- No?

Let them think of it themselves,

then they'll try to sell you the idea.

- Oh, psychology, huh?

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Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer and producer. He came to prominence in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) which earned him an Academy Award. He went on to work in television, where his works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70) and Hart to Hart (1979–84). He became most famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980). He is the seventh best selling fiction writer of all time. more…

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