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Dolores del Rio and Gene Raymond in Thornton Freelands Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Dolores del Rio and Gene Raymond in Thornton Freelands Flying Down to Rio (1933)


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Date: 26th September 2008

Source: British Film Institute

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Dolores del Rio and Gene Raymond in Thornton Freelands Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Dolores del Rio and Gene Raymond in Flying Down to Rio (1933)

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Media ID 1275498

© This image is out of copyright

1933 Couple Love Romance


EDITORS COMMENTS
Dolores del Rio and Gene Raymond gracefully take flight in Thornton Freelands' enchanting romantic masterpiece, 'Flying Down to Rio' (1933). This black-and-white print captures the essence of their on-screen chemistry, transporting us back to a bygone era of love and glamour. Del Rio's radiant beauty is matched only by Raymond's dashing charm as they embody the epitome of a classic Hollywood couple. Set against the backdrop of 1930s Brazil, this timeless tale sweeps audiences off their feet with its heartwarming narrative and breathtaking dance sequences. As we gaze upon this still image, we can almost hear the rhythmic beats of samba music and feel the warmth of tropical breezes that permeate every frame. Del Rio's magnetic presence exudes elegance and sophistication, while Raymond's debonair persona adds an irresistible allure. Their palpable connection transcends mere acting; it is a testament to their undeniable talent as well as director Thornton Freelands' ability to craft an unforgettable romance on celluloid. Released during a tumultuous time in history, 'Flying Down to Rio' offers respite from reality through its escapist storyline filled with passion and dreams. It serves as a reminder that even amidst chaos, love has the power to soar above all else. This iconic photograph encapsulates not just Dolores del Rio and Gene Raymond's extraordinary performances but also symbolizes the enduring magic found within vintage cinema – where love stories are eternalized forever.

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