Rhapsody in Blue

Film, Drama
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Biopic with all the usual faults plus Alda, as George Gershwin, at one point looking hilariously like a Frankenstein monster as he sits at the piano while protruding arms clearly not his own tinkle the ivories. Still, it's something of a musical feast, with a slew of old favourites and an outstanding all-black number on 'Blue Monday Blues'. When the music fails, there's always Sol Polito's lushly impressive camerawork.

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 139 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Irving Rapper
Screenwriter: Howard Koch, Elliot Paul
Cast: Robert Alda
Joan Leslie
Alexis Smith
Oscar Levant
Charles Coburn
Julie Bishop
Albert Basserman
Al Jolson
Paul Whiteman
Hazel Scott
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