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Rhythm on the River (1940)

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Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bob Sommers
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Cherry Lane
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Oliver Courtney
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Billy Starbuck
Oscar Shaw ...
Charlie Goodrich
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Uncle Caleb
Lillian Cornell ...
Millie Starling
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Mr. Westlake
John Scott Trotter ...
Himself
Jeanne Cagney ...
Country cousin (as Jean Cagney)
Helen Bertram ...
Aunt Delia
Ken Carpenter ...
Teddy Gardner (announcer)
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Bernard Schwartz
Harry Barris ...
Bass Sax player
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Storyline

Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and then try to sell their songs under their own name. The problem is every song publisher thinks they're copying Courtney's style. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Some singers! Some swingers! The hum-dinger of hum-dingers!

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Musical | Comedy

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Release Date:

6 September 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ajan sävel  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the movie, the song "Goodbye To Love" is mentioned, but no lyrics or melody are heard at all in the film. This movie is credited as being the inspiration of the song "Goodbye To Love", written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, and later recorded by The Carpenters. See more »

Quotes

Bob Sommers: Oh, I don't know. She's gone into some kind of wing-ding...
Uncle Caleb: Wing-ding? Gosh, I thought it was a cyclone.
[reference to Grapewin's role in "The Wizard of Oz"]
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Soundtracks

When the Moon Comes Over Madison Square Garden
(uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Jazzers take note!
28 January 2003 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Fans of Hot Jazz should note that the movie features the great Wingy Manone as part of the band that Bing hires to back him. Specifically there's a terrific number in a pawn shop that features the band blowing hot and Bing singing and drumming (!), harkening back to his "Rhythm Boys" days with Paul Whiteman. Don't miss it!


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