Swanee River

Swanee River

Director: Sidney Lanfield Cast: Don Ameche, Andrea Leeds, Al Jolson

DVD (Full Frame)

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This musical presents a romantic and sanitized biography of distinguished American songwriter Stephen Foster. The story begins with the romance between Foster (Don Ameche) and a pretty southern belle and sets up a home in Kentucky--actually the real Foster married a girl from Pittsburgh. His songwriting career takes off when he sells a song to the famous minstrel E.P. Christy (Al Jolson). His career takes off until the Civil War erupts. Accused of siding with the Confederates, Foster and his family flee to the North. There, he begins to literally drink himself to death. The Oscar-nominated soundtrack feature some of Foster's most loved standards including the title song, "Camptown Races," "Oh, Susanna" and "My Old Kentucky Home."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2012
UPC: 0024543842125
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 25,496

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Ameche Stephen Foster
Andrea Leeds Jane
Jolson E.P. Christie
Felix Bressart Henry Kleber
Chick Chandler Bones
Russell Hicks Andrew McDowell
George H. Reed Old Joe
Hall Johnson Choir Himself
Richard Clarke Tom Harper
Diane Fisher Marion Foster
Charles Halton Pond
George Breakston Ambrose
Charles Trowbridge Mr. Foster
George Meeker Henry Foster
Leona Roberts Mrs. Foster
Charles Tannen Morrison Foster
Harry Hayden Erwin
Clara Blandick Mrs. Griffin
Nella Walker Mrs. McDowell
Esther Dale Temperance Woman
Al Herman Tambo

Technical Credits
Sidney Lanfield Director
Nick Castle Choreography
Richard Day Art Director
Philip Dunne Screenwriter
John Taintor Foote Screenwriter
Bert Glennon Cinematographer
Louis Loeffler Editor
Kenneth MacGowan Producer
Royer Costumes/Costume Designer
Geneva Sawyer Choreography
Louis Silvers Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph C. Wright Art Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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