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Rhythm on the River (1940) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Victor Schertzinger and produced by William LeBaron.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - SongMusic by James Monaco; Lyrics by John BurkeNominated

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Rhythm on the River (1940)

By Beatrice on May 18, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Rhythm on the River Directed by Victor Schertzinger Written by Billy Wilder, Jacques Ther? and Dwight Taylor USA/1940 Paramount Pictures First viewing/Bing Crosby Collection DVD Uncle Caleb: Wing-ding? Gosh, I thought it was a cyclone. [reference to actor Charlie Grapewin's role in "The Wizard of ... Read full article

Bing's Birthday Movie: Rhythm on the River (1940)

By Caftan Woman on May 3, 2013 From Caftan Woman

It's my favourite holiday of the year. Bing Crosby's birthday, of which there is some confusion to the actual date. Is it May 2nd or May 3rd? I stick with the 3rd thus making it a two day holiday. Hooray! This year's Bing's Birthday Movie is the charming Rhythm on the River. The casual mov... Read full article

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There is a screen shot of the two stars - Bing Crosby and Mary Martin - working together on some music in the trailer that does not appear in the final film.
In one scene, Starbuck (played by Oscar Levant) is shown reading a book. We see from the cover that it says 'A Smattering of Ignorance', by Oscar Levant. He puts the book down, and says, "Very irritating book."
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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Best Music - Song Oscar 1940

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Also directed by Victor Schertzinger

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Also produced by William LeBaron

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