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Harmony Lane (1935)

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The life and loves of composer Stephen Foster, from his early success through his decline, degradation, and death from alcoholism.



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Complete credited cast:
Stephen Foster
Susan Pentland
Jane McDowell
Professor Henry Kleber
Edwin P. 'Ed' Christy
Mr. Pentland
Mr. Foster
Andrew Robinson
Al Herman ...
Marian Foster
James Bush ...
Morrison Foster
Edith Craig ...
Henrietta Foster
Mrs. Foster
Ferdinand Munier ...
Mr. Pond
Old Joe


The life and loves of composer Stephen Foster, from his early success through his decline, degradation, and death from alcoholism.

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23 October 1935 (USA)  »

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| (RCA High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecast in the New York City area Sunday 1 June 1947 on WCBS (Channel 2). In Baltimore, it first aired Sunday 11 April 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), in Chicago Saturday 31 July 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), in Philadelphia Sunday 15 August 1948 on WPTZ (Channel 3), and in Cincinnati Saturday 11 September 1948 on WLW (Channel 4). See more »


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My Old Kentucky Home
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7 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a biography on the famous songwriter, Stephen Foster. If you don't know who that is, he's the guy responsible for Old Folks At Home, I Dream Of Jeannie and Swanee River among other compositions. This biography doesn't really tell you much in terms of gossip about the guy (he had a failed marriage that turned him to drink!) and the acting here is just OK, with Douglass Montgomery's hideous age makeup overpowering his performance here. I guess the main focus is the music. I guess that's not bad, but mind you, we're talking the later 1800's hit parade here. So like we're talking about like 'Beautiful Dreamer" territory here. One thing though, I just love how the main music is strains of 'Old Folks At Home'. I mean, you've never heard the song used as a background to a man under a drink's spell!

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