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|
Rhapsody in BlueBy RBuccicone on Apr 6, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies
???? 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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The Catfish Row set seen in the "Porgy and Bess" sequence is an exact duplicate of the original 1935 set for the first Broadway production of the opera.
Filmed between July 19 and October 12 of 1943, the movie's release was delayed until the Manhattan premiere at the Hollywood Theatre on June 27, 1945. Nearly three months later, the picture opened nationally on September 22, 1945.
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