Starring robert alda, joan leslie, alexis smith, and charles coburn. A movie goer in 1945 came out wondering why he was considered americas great modern composer. Robert alda plays the talented composer in this moving tribute to one of americas premier musical artists. Rhapsody in blue 1945 movie poster 32x70cm nice condition fn original actors. Transferred from the original signature great performances 78 set gp1. Rhapsody in blue the 1945 movie, trailers, videos and more at yidio. Rhapsody in blue by george gershwin by le0pard, november 18, 2016 this is the next entry in a series from early 2012 that looks at the use of needle dropped songs, many of them popular tunes, in movies. Overview of rhapsody in blue, 1945, directed by irving rapper, with robert alda, joan leslie, alexis smith, at turner classic movies. Rhapsody in blue dvdr 1945 warner archive collection. Starring robert alda as gershwin, the film features a few of gershwins acquaintances including paul whiteman, al jolson, and oscar levant playing themselves. This, and cameo appearances by some who knew and collaborated with gershwin. The irrepressible earl wild takes on gershwins masterpiece with the help of a 16voice chorus. Yet they are not officially considered part of a film s score.
Rhapsody in blue is a film directed by irving rapper with robert alda, joan leslie, alexis smith, charles coburn, year. The childhood scenes, at the beginning, plus the rhapsody in blue. When young brothers george and ira gershwin are growing up on new york citys lower east side, their mother rose saves enough money to buy a piano, so that ira, the eldest, can take lessons. Rhapsody in blue is a story that is as enchanting as the music of its central character, the legendary george gershwin. Morris carnovsky and rosemary decamp play georges parents, while julie bishop is cast as iras wife lee, who is saddled with the film s silliest line. Paul whiteman and his orchestra and chorus with earl wild 19152010, piano. Rhapsody in blue 1945 movie poster f2pf5r from alamys library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.
Its a great movie even if its in black and white and one of the actorssingers from that time period is al jolson and oscar levant. Rhapsody in blue 1945 letterboxd your life in film. Rhapsody in blue inspired a collaboration between blind savant british pianist derek paravicini and composer matthew king on a new concerto, called blue premiered at the south bank centre in london in 2011. Linscription est necessaire pour regarder le film en 1080p hd. This page was last edited on 27 august 2019, at 15. Unfortunately his drive destroys his romantic relationships with singer julie adams, who is desperately in love with him, and aloof socialite christine gilbert. April 12th happy easter check out steves jesus movies hub page. I love rhapsody in blue dearly, and this is the best version of it.
Rhapsody in blue share dvd june 27, 1945 2h 20m approved. Voir en rhapsody in blue 1945 vf gratuit film complet. Composer george gershwin is driven by his need to succeed. George becomes the student, however, when he demonstrates his natural musical abilities. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. Like night and day and words and music film biographies about cole porter and rogers and hart, respectively rhapsody in blue has little to do with the real life of. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. The film editing was a bit poor, because this kind of parts seemed to not have a goal, except its own performance.
Under the instruction of professor frank, george becomes progressively better at the piano. Rhapsody in blue 1945 even the lies about gershwin were being distorted. Hollywood had expressed interest in doing a biography of americas mostinfluential modern composer ever since his untimely death in 1937, but ittook eight years to finally get the story on the screen. The movie rhapsody in blue 1945 is about the life of george gershwin. Paul whiteman, oscar levant, and al jolson playing themselves, make this film a worthwhile entry in our series on musicals about composers.
Rhapsody in blue 1945 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Oscar levants comment on how far the film rhapsody in blue veeredfrom the truth about george gershwins life. Rhapsody in blue was used to dramatically introduce the first appearance of jay gatsby in the 20 film the great gatsby. Alternately hokey and inspired, rhapsody in blue has weathered. Robert alda plays the talented composer in this moving tribute to one of. Find where to watch rhapsody in blue and many more fulllength movies from the best streaming services online. This films shows a very good example of a man obsessed with his work. Download rhapsody in blue movie streaming with duration 5 min and broadcast on 1945 0922 with mpaa rating is 1. The porgy and bess presentation of summertime was just bad. Rhapsody in blue, the 1945 biopic on the life of composer george gershwin, is lightweight drama but when it comes to gershwins music, this warner bros. Movie posters george gershwin rhapsody in blue 1945 original. I huvudrollerna ses robert alda, joan leslie och alexis smith rollista i urval.
Jolson introduced gershwins first hit song of swanee, he interpolated it in one of his shows which he always did. The jubilant story of george gershwin fictionalized biography of george gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to broadway. A talented composers drive to succeed ultimately destroys his relationships with the women who love him. Youll recognize that right off the bat when the first 10 minutes of the film are devoted to a blank screen and an overture made up of gershwin hits like swanee, fascinatin rhythm. It maybe the most well known instrumental piece of music by an american composer ever. Please select your film, and your required language. Rhapsody in blue 1945 presents george gershwins piece rhapsody in blue almost in its entirety. Paul whiteman, the king of jazz, took that crown with his concert at aeolian hall of rhapsody in blue from whence this film gets its title.487 1293 1307 1296 1197 128 1377 1273 687 399 27 1464 70 210 991 1034 1345 665 971 452 721 771 1072 353 440 1051 223 255 1073