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Rainbow on the River (1936)

A young boy is forced to leave his family in the South and move in with relatives he doesn't know in New York.

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Cast overview:
... Philip Ainsworth
... Mrs. Harriet Ainsworth
... Barrett
... Ralph Layton
... Julia Layton
... Father Josef
... Toinette
... Lucille Layton
Hall Johnson Choir ... Choral Ensemble
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Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times. Written by Ken <kenreg@inwave.com>

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18 December 1936 (USA)  »

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It Happened in New Orleans  »

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(RCA Victor 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 Monday 21 July 1947 on WNBT (Channel 4). In Los Angeles it first aired Tuesday 21 February 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Maria
Music by Charles Gounod
Adapted from the First Prelude in "The Well-Tempered Clavier"
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
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It was the BEST movie I've seen in a long time.
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I think they should bring back movies like this again.

I loved it. It's a GREAT!!!!!!!!! movie for kids today to start watching . It will leave you feeling up and happy.

Not like some of the movies today.

WE NEED MORE OF THESE MOVIES!!! I loved this movie! :-)

The movies years ago made you feel happy. The musicals were better than the trash they put out today. I hope the movie CO. Start looking into these musicals again.


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