Rhapsody in Blue

Film, Drama

Time Out says

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.

Details

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