RIO RITA (1929)

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RIO RITA (1929)

Unread post by drednm » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:08 pm

Two numbers, "The Kinkajou" and "If You're in Love You'll Waltz," are missing from the current print that runs runs 104 minutes but survive (the former is on YT; the latter exists as an audio file on YT). The 3-minute chorus dance on the pirate boat also was cut but survives and is on YT.

This short print is from the cut-down 1932 reissue of the film. The original 1929 film ran 140 minutes. The 1929 version is presumed lost.

From Wiki: "New York's Museum of Modern Art used to have a print of the original full-length version, but this print seems to have been lost or stolen from their archives. "

Two other numbers, "Following the Sun Around" and "Long Before You Came," seem to be lost altogether.
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Re: RIO RITA (1929)

Unread post by Jack Theakston » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:51 am

I suspect that the 140-minute running time is a preview cut. Motion Picture News' August review with that run-time is obviously from the preview, but by the September release, Variety and the always-reliable Harrison's Reports list it as 125 minutes.
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Re: RIO RITA (1929)

Unread post by aldiboronti » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:47 am

The Kinkajou clip on YT is fascinating but of such dreadful quality that it's very difficult to watch it. Does a more pristine version survive anywhere?

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