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Rhapsody In Blue DVD

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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, the inimitable 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. In addition to its inspirational story, Rhapsody in Blue is musically uplifting, featuring a two hour feast of classic Gershwin.


**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 151 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Warner Archives
  • DVD Release Date: November 8, 2011
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Mono
Reviews
4 Reviews
4.8

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4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Entertaining (4)
  • Engaging characters (3)

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    4.0

    The film was moving and brought tears to

    By Les

    from Sharon, MA

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    Pros

    • Entertaining

    Cons

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      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      Thoughly entertaing, I do enjoy this period of time.
      I grew up on this style of music

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great movie

      By C.Rogers

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

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        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        I watched the movie and I enjoyed it. I love movies from Late 30's and 40's I believe the movies then were a lot more entertaining.
        I enjoy classical music. I watch TCM on a regular basis...

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great movie wondefully entertaining

        By Merry

        from Laguna Woods Ca.

        About Me Casual Viewer

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Informative
        • Original

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          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift

          Comments about this product:

          anyone who loves the music of Gershwin and who doesn't should own this film. Great for music majors in college. Loved the cast of people who played themselves such as Al Jolson, Walter Damarosch, George White etc

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'll watch this one again!

          By Bob Di

          from San Diego

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Pros

          • A Perfect Restoration
          • A Very Entertaining Movie
          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Music
          • High Production Value

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              Gershwin and his music, especially the Rhapsody In Blue, have been favorites of mine for a long time. This movie brings it together with a fine cast, good presentation of his music, and a very entertaining movie that we'll watch many times.

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