Rhapsody in Blue (1945) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Irving Rapper and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jesse L. Lasky.
Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||Ray Heindorf, Max Steiner||Nominated|
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???? George Gershwin is probably my favorite composer after Cole Porter, so I was naturally interested in Rhapsody in Blue, a docudrama about his life. I can honestly say, however, that my conclusion of this film’s worth is independent of whatever favorable bias I might have. It’s a real... Read full article
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George Gershwin: It's only with my music that I can prove my right to live. I must write!
Max Dreyfus: [referring to "Porgy and Bess", which has just opened] You've made opera entertaining.
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Director Irving Rapper wanted Tyrone Power to play George Gershwin, but he was serving in the U.S. military during World War II and was therefore unavailable.
Al Jolson's appearance singing "Swanee" is his final credited performance in a film, but not his last appearance on screen. In The Jolson Story he appears as himself, unbilled, in one scene, again singing "Swanee".
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