I Dream of Jeanie (1952)

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This is the most panned of the three biographies of songsmith Stephen Foster. Though made on a tiny budget and suffering from limp direction, it does feature 21 of Foster's best-loved songs. The story portrays Foster as a mild, rather dense bookkeeper with a talent for songwriting. He is in love with a certain woman, but she coldly rejects him. Poor Foster becomes depressed and terribly uninspired. Fortunately, her sister is there to scoop him up and become his new muse.

Cast

Bill Shirley
as Stephen Foster
Ray Middleton
as Edwin P. Christy
Muriel Lawrence
as Inez McDowell
Lynn Bari
as Mrs. McDowell
Eileen Christy
as Jeanie McDowell
Dick Simmons
as Dunning Foster
Richard Simmons
as Dunning Foster
Robert Neil
as Milford Wilson
Andrew Tombes
as R.E. Howard
Percy Helton
as Mr. Horker
Glen Turnbull
as Specialty Dancer
Glenn Turnbull
as Specialty Dancer
Fred Moultrie
as Chitlins
Rex Allen
as Narrator/Mr. Tambo
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