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Swingin' on a Rainbow (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 1 September 1945 (USA)
A young girl goes to New York to find a band leader who has stolen all the songs she wrote and is passing them off as his own. She soon meets and falls in love with a struggling young songwriter who has his own problems.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Olive Cooper (screenplay), John Grey (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jane Frazee ... Lynn Ford
Stanley Brown ... Steve Ames (as Brad Taylor)
Harry Langdon ... Chester Willouby
Minna Gombell ... Minnie Regan
Amelita Ward ... Barbara Marsden
Tim Ryan ... Hustun Greer
Paul Harvey ... Thomas Marsden
Wendell Niles Wendell Niles ... Radio Announcer
Richard Davies ... Jimmy Rhodes
Helen Talbot ... Myrtle
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A young girl goes to New York to find a bandleader who has stolen all the songs she wrote and is passing them off as his own. She soon meets and falls in love with a struggling young songwriter who has his own problems. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Happy and Heart-tugging! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1945 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Republic Pictures production number 1452. See more »

Soundtracks

Wrap Your Troubles in a Rainbow
Lyrics by Kim Gannon
Music by Walter Kent
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Ambitious Midwestern girl moves to New York to claim a cash prize for writing an original song, the contest is a sham and that is just the beginning of her troubles and eventual romance.
26 February 2004 | by john5thSee all my reviews

This is a surprisingly funny Republic musical about a Midwestern girl's attempts to claim a cash prize for winning a songwriting competition. The only problem is that the contest is fixed and there is no cash prize. The band leader sponsoring the contest steals the song, alters the title and claims it as his composition. The plucky girl leaves for New York and manages to move into his unoccupied apartment by pretending to be his sister. She ends up meeting his songwriting partner played by Brad Taylor, who also lives in the next apartment. They hit it off and write beautiful music together never knowing they are next door neighbors. The script and direction are fun and the songs are nice. What elevates the whole thing is Jane Frazee's very funny performance as the determined prizewinner - her singing voice is lovely! The chemistry between Miss Frazee and Mr. Taylor is great and you gotta watch for the final scene where the two are bashing on the wall connecting their apartments unaware of who is on the other side.


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