|Hello, Hello Brazil!|
Carmen Miranda in Hello, Hello Brazil!
|Directed by||João de Barro|
|Produced by||Wallace Downey|
|Written by||Alberto Ribeiro|
João de Barro
Luiz de Barros
|February 4, 1935|
Hello, Hello Brazil! (Portuguese: Allô, Allô, Brasil!) is a 1935 Brazilian musical film directed by Wallace Downey and Adhemar Gonzaga, starring Carmen Miranda. The screenplay was written by Alberto Ribeiro and João de Barro.
Wallace Downey began his career producing successful musical films for Americans with established artists from Brazilian radio. Carmen Miranda, star of this 1935 film, was one such star. A co-production between Waldown Filmes and Cinédia, Allô, Allô, Brasil! presented a multitude of singers, comedians and radio presenters, such as vocalists Francisco Alves and Mário Reis.
A close tie-in with the radio world manifested in this films storyline. Written by popular composers duo João de Barros and Alberto Ribeiro, it portrayed the adventures of a "radiomaníaco" who falls for a nonexistent radio singer.
- Bryan McCann, Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004)