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.


Release details

139 mins

Cast and crew

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