Raul Roulien, Brazilian in old Hollywood

Raul Roulien is a rather obscure name.  I wonder if he enjoyed feijoada. He had a short sejour in 1930s Hollywood but maybe you’ve seen some of his films. He’s most famous for his role in the enjoyable, Flying Down to Rio (1933), with the exquisite Dolores Del Rio and first teaming of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

He also had roles in Eran Trece (1931), the Spanish-language version of Charlie Chan, Delicious (1931) with Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, Careless Lady (1932) with my idol, Joan Bennett, The Painted Woman (1932) with Spencer Tracy, It’s Great To Be Alive (1933) with Edna May Oliver and Gloria Stuart, and John Ford’s The World Moves (1934). He then moved back to Brazil, acting, directing and producing.

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