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September 9, 2014

1940 – Rhythm on the River

Bing Crosby

Rhythm on the River (1940, Paramount)

As “Bob Sommers”

Cast: Mary Martin, Basil Rathbone, Oscar Levant, William Frawley

Director: Victor Schertzinger

Producer: William Le Baron

Screenwriter: Dwight Taylor from a story by Willy Wilder & Jacques Thery

Summary: A breezy musical with Crosby ghostwriting music for Rathbone and meeting up with Martin, never dreaming that she’s been hired to ghostwrite the lyrics. The two hoodwinked songwriters team up for more than music and lyrics in this heartwarming romance!

Featured Songs:

  • “Only Forever”
  • “When The Moon Comes Over Madison Square”
  • “Rhythm On The River”
  • “That’s For Me”
  • “What Would Shakespeare Have Said”

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