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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
Maggie Conway - the Duchess de Lovely
Luigi Fernando
Phil Hale
Amy Lou
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Dorothy Day
Mrs. Madigan
Baxter (as Ed Parker)
James C. Morton ...
Rolfe Sedan ...
Richard Beach ...
Ben Graham
Ranny Weeks ...
Radio Announcer


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 »


Comedy | Music






Release Date:

21 June 1937 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Mad Symphony
(based on "Don't Ever Change") (uncredited)
Written by Walter Hirsch and Lou Handman
Performed by Patricia Ellis, reprised by radio orchestra
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no redeeming value
26 February 2008 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

You can find this miserable waste of celluloid in those bargain basement 20 movies for $6 type of sets. Some of those films are really good! But not this one.

If you purchase one of those sets, please skip over this movie. If I can save one person from wasting 53 minutes of their life, this posting will be worth it.

Where o where did republic come up with this poor excuse for a cast? There are no obscure names here, obscure suggesting they were once well known. No has-beens, suggesting actors once had a decent career. The best thing I can say about the leads is that they looked pretty good. I can't comment on the acting since there wasn't any acting. There was some over acting from that annoying second rate Allen Jenkins type character - so incredibly unfunny. The leads were just a waist of space

  • and they couldn't sing either - and this was a musical. In fact, not
one of them could even so much as carry a tune. I really hated the male lead's voice which was just a lot of bad vibrato.

There was only a couple of songs. None of them good.

So we are down to a bad attempt at comedy (writing and acting), terrible music, non existent direction, and putrid acting. Did I mention the horrid attempt at comedy yet? No charm, no fun, no nothing.

Other than that, it was great.

Shame on you, Republic Pictures. Stay out of the musical business.

Do not watch this film.

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