Rhapsody In Blue (Region 1 DVD)

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Rhapsody in Blue is a story that is as enchanting as the music of it's central character, the legendary George Gershwin. Robert Alda plays the talented composer in this moving tribute to one of America's premier musical artists. Although it was intended that the Gershwin's' eldest son, Ira, take piano lessons, it was his younger brother George who displayed a real talent for music. Following years of practice and an assortment of jobs, George worked his way from a music hall pianist to a Tin Pin Alley "song plugger." Gershwin experienced his first great success with "Swanee" (sung in the film by the man who made it famous, the inimitable Al Jolson). Despite his ensuing accomplishments with hit songs and stage successes, the musical genius yearned for something greater - to create unique American music, combining the European classics and popular songs. In addition to it's inspirational story, Rhapsody in Blue is musically uplifting, featuring a two hour feast of classic Gershwin.

Product Details

Barcode
883316399781
Department
Movies & TV
Released
8 Jan 2012
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Documentary
Sub-genre
Musicals
Region
Region 1
Studio
Warner Archives
Runtime
151 min
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Rhapsody in Blue
Tagline
The jubilant story of George Gershwin.
Release Year
1945
Running Time
151 min
Color
B&W
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Biography / Musicals / Dramas / Music (General) / Romance
Language
English
Country
United States of America
Ratings
IMDb
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
20%
Metacritic
55
The Movie DB
65%
Overview
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
Synopsis
The life of George Gershwin, one of the greatest composers in American history, is depicted. Among the many conflicts he faced was between his love for American popular music and his reverence for the great classics. Making cameo appearances are Al Jolson, and Anne Brown. Academy Award Nominations: Academy Award Nominations: Best Sound Recording, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region 0
  • Full Frame
Audio:
  • PCM Mono - English
Poster
Poster for Rhapsody in Blue
Videos
Trailer
Rhapsody in Blue - Trailer
Cast & Crew
Director
Irving Rapper
Star
Robert Alda / Albert Basserman / Julie Bishop / Morris Carnovsky / Charles Coburn / Rosemary De Camp / Charles Halton / Joan Leslie / Oscar Levant / Herbert Rudley / Alexis Smith
Co-Star
Albert Bassermann / Rosemary DeCamp / Paul Whiteman
Screenwriter
Howard Koch / Elliot Paul
Composer
George Gershwin / Max Steiner
Executive Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Producer
Jesse L. Lasky
Director of Photography
Sol Polito
Editor
Folmar Blangsted
Costume Designer
Milo Anderson
Art Director
John Hughes
Cinematographer
Sol Polito
Writer
Howard Koch