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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:
Douglass Montgomery ... Stephen Foster
Evelyn Venable ... Susan Pentland
Adrienne Ames ... Jane McDowell
Joseph Cawthorn ... Professor Henry Kleber
William Frawley ... Edwin P. 'Ed' Christy
David Torrence ... Mr. Pentland
Gilbert Emery ... Mr. Foster
Lloyd Hughes ... Andrew Robinson
Al Herman Al Herman ... Tambo
Cora Sue Collins ... Marian Foster
James Bush ... Morrison Foster
Edith Craig Edith Craig ... Henrietta Foster
Florence Roberts ... Mrs. Foster
Ferdinand Munier Ferdinand Munier ... Mr. Pond
Clarence Muse ... 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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Release Date:

23 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life and Loves of Stephen Foster See more »

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Production Co:

Mascot Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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-T (Channel 4). See more »


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Old Black Joe
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7 April 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee 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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