Star Spangled Rhythm Overview:

Star Spangled Rhythm (1942) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by A. Edward Sutherland and George Marshall and produced by Joseph Sistrom.


Paramount opens the famous front gates and gives classic-movie fans a cinematic time machine back to wartime days. Most anyone associated with the studio at the time (actors and directors both) shows up in this charming story of a soldier (Bracken) coming home to visit his father (Moore), once a cowboy star and now the studio gatekeeper. Moore and switchboard operator Hutton have convinced Bracken that Pop runs the place, and the studio personnel love him enough to keep up the facade. A rare chance to get a glimpse at studio life of the classic era.

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).


Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringRobert Emmett DolanNominated

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"B.G. DeSoto" and "Y. Frank Freemont" were caricatures of actual Paramount executives Buddy G. DeSylva and Y. Frank Freeman. Additionally, "Freemont" is shown in one scene drinking a Coca-Cola, the preferred beverage of true-blue Southerners like Freeman.
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.
Director A. Edward Sutherland and cinematographer John F. Seitz shot the "That Old Black Magic" number, uncredited.
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Best Music - Scoring Oscar 1943

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