To take "The Girl From Rio" seriously would be to fall into that "surely, you jest?" category, but it's a good, fun, and loose Jesus Franco excursion into the wild and weird....
....and if you had a chance to go film a movie in Rio de Janeiro, what would you do?
"Future Women" as this film is also known, is essentially a sequel to that 1967 classic, "The Million Eyes Of Sumuru" which is like almost impossible to find, reprising Shirley Eaton's role as Sumuru and a civilization dominated by the female species, Hell bent on taking over the whole world, and then some!
"The Girl From Rio" predates "Girls Gone Wild" and Action Girls" by a good 30 years!
This movie is nothing but high camp exotic pop prefect for a Saturday morning viewing of a intentionally wasted day, or if you don't have a anything better to do, any day of the week!
Oh, just shoot me and get it over with, cause you're killing me already!!
We've written about the gifted composer Daniel White many times before for his countless soundtrack work, but Daniel was such a prolific musician that he also actually released record albums under various pseudonyms like Emile Doryphore on a comedy album, Virginie Morgane on a record of organ music, and rock records as Guy Forlane.
Richard Wyler is secret agent/detective Jeff Sutton, a role he should be plenty prepared for after starring in 39 episodes of the TV show "Man from Interpol" as Interpol Agent Anthony Smith in the early 60's! For the first 10 years of his career, he used the name Richard Stapley! Richard just passed away earlier this year!!
If for nothing else, Shirley Eaton will always be remembered in Pop Culture History for her iconic role as Jill Masterson, the "Golden Girl" in the James Bond classic, "Goldfinger!"
You know that feeling you get when you know you're not in the right place?
Elisa Montés is stunning and fascinating, as The Boss's girl, Irene!
What a cool pad, and what a shot!!!
If you can't get enough of Elisa Montés, try checking out some of these 60's flicks, "Island Of The Doomed," "The Cobra," or "Island Of Despair!"
Anybody else but George Sanders would have to pay to get a role like this, go to Rio, and hang out with beautiful women like Elisa, tough gig!!
It's amazing how many movies have been made about a female dominated society like "Queen Of Outer Space," and the one thing the women never forget, even after they are in charge, is to dress in skimpy little outfits, which means one of two things, they either dress like that for themselves, or there is actually a man in charge, calling all the shots behind the scenes, like Jesus Franco!!
There is a also a bunch of stock like footage of the carnival in Rio, but it's really good footage!!
Jess Franco's finest hour? Lighten up, it's Rio, and if it looks good and tastes good, it must be candy! These days, I understand, just like a lot of the rest of the world, it's not near as much fun as it was back then, and if you're going to Rio, remember this: Don't Drive, You're just asking for trouble!!