Rhapsody in Blue

Robert Alda plays the talented composer, George Gershwin, in this moving tribute to one of America's premier musical artists.
Rhapsody in Blue
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: January 8, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1945
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • PCM Mono - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 5


User Ratings: 366
Rating: 3/5 -- Typical Hollywoodized biopic with some amazing moments.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Oct 9, 2003
Rating: C+ -- It's the usual inaccurate Hollywood biopic. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 6, 2009
Rating: C+ -- The music is glorious, but the biopic is pedestrian and fictionlaized to a fault, and Robert Alda as the genius George Gerhsiwn is too bland Full Review
Jul 28, 2011

Description by OLDIES.com:

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, 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.

Product Description:

The life of George Gershwin, one of the greatest composers in American history, is depicted. Among the many conflicts he faced was between his love for American popular music and his reverence for the great classics. Making cameo appearances are Al Jolson, and Anne Brown. Academy Award Nominations: Academy Award Nominations: Best Sound Recording, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.

Plot Synopsis:

Cinematic biography of legendary composer George Gershwin. Beginning with Gershwin's boyhood in Manhattan's Lower East Side, the film follows the path of his career as he produces one musical classic after another. Also dramatized are Gershwin's relationship with his famed lyricist brother, Ira, and the effect of Gershwin's innermost demons on his both life and work. The film's soundtrack includes: "Rhapsody in Blue", "Concerto in F", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "S'Wonderful", "My One and Only", and "Embraceable You".
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  • UPC: 883316399781
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