Rhapsody in Blue

1945 • 141 minutes
4.5
6 reviews
20%
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Rhapsody in Blue is a story that is as enchanting as the music of its 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 Gershwins' 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 its inspirational story, Rhapsody in Blue is musically uplifting, featuring a two hour feast of classic Gershwin.
4.5
6 reviews
Joe V
December 8, 2015
The story line is typical Hollywood stuff. Cliche dialogue. But the staged musical numbers are very good...worth viewing..
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March 3, 2018
Well, It doesn't do much in the sense of history, I think they could've gotten a younger actor to play Al Jolson and just have Al Jolson voice the songs like what they did in the Jolson story
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Holly Seamon
August 13, 2014
Story of George Gershwin. His life was music and his early death was a great lose.
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