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Rhythm in the Clouds (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 21 June 1937 (USA)
Struggling songwriter Judy Walker talks her way into the apartment of a famous composer, and finds that he's on vacation. Homeless and without any money, she decides to stay at his place ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob McKay
William Newell ...
Clyde Lyons
J.C. Boswell
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Maggie Conway, the Duchess de Lovely
Luigi Fernando
Phil Hale
Amy Lou
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Dorothy Day
Esther Howard ...
Mrs. Madigan
Baxter (as Ed Parker)
James C. Morton ...
Rolfe Sedan ...
Richard Beach ...
Ben Graham
Ranny Weeks ...
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Struggling songwriter Judy Walker talks her way into the apartment of a famous composer, and finds that he's on vacation. Homeless and without any money, she decides to stay at his place until his return, making use of all his belongings, and spreading the word that she is the composer's collaborator. She writes a song, wtih the composer listed as the co-writer, which becomes a big radio hit. The famous composer returns, and screwball comedy ensues. Written by Anonymous

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GAY as champagne! GLAMOROUS as a rare perfume! SOPHISTICATED as Paris in Spring! See more »


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21 June 1937 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Phil Hale: [Angrily] That Walker girl can't put it over on me. I'll sue for damages and get them unless you stop the program.
Clyde Lyons: [Barging into the room, extremely flustered] Wait! Wait! Sh... she was hungry. She had to eat.
Phil Hale: Get outa here.
Rewrite Man: Who had to eat? What?
Clyde Lyons: Judy Walker. She had to eat his apartment. No, I, I mean she had to move into his food. No, I mean...
Phil Hale: She had to forge my name?
Clyde Lyons: Certainly. She couldn't forge her own! She was desperate. The landlord wouldn't listen to her music. No, I mean, I mean she ...
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Don't Ever Change
Written by Walter Hirsch and Lou Handman
Performed by Warren Hull
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Legal and romantic complications
1 March 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In Rhythm Of The Clouds I have to say that leading lady Patricia Ellis has the guts of a burglar. She finagles and forges her way into living in composer Robert Paige's apartment and then says she's his new collaborator on his music. That gets her a contract for a new radio show where Zeffie Tilbury is the sponsor. Of course it's Ellis's own music and it's good. But it's Paige's name who puts it across.

She even gets lyricist Warren Hull to provide words which he usually does for Paige. Problem is that she has had a fight over the phone with Hull when Hull called to complain about the noise. He doesn't know that's his collaborator to be. I think you can see where this is going.

Three years after this film came out, Paramount took some of the same plot premise and fashioned Rhythm On The River for Bing Crosby and Mary Martin. Of course a better score and the production values of Paramount versus Republic a better film was created.

Still Rhythm In The Clouds is not a bad Saturday afternoon' viewing.

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