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The Phantom President (1932) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Norman Taurog .

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The portraits that provide a prologue for the movie and sing about the problems of the country during the Depression are of the same four presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Rossevelt) that are on Mount Rushmore in South Dakota that was being carved at the time this movie was released.
One of Paramount's biggest flops of 1932.
According to Richard Rodgers, George M. Cohan deeply resented having to work with Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart on the film. Cohan was bitter that the type of musical theatre that he had created was now out of fashion, and that it was being supplanted by the more literate and musically sophisticated shows of Rodgers and Hart, among others. During the filming Cohan would sarcastically refer to Rodgers and Hart as "Gilbert and Sullivan".
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