Rhythm on the River (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rhythm on the River (1940)





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A Broadway songwriter's career goes into a tail-spin when he seems to lose his creative spark after his wife leaves him for another, something he tells no one about. Desperate for inspiration, he hires a talented tunesmith to help him. Unfortunately, this fellow, though capable of penning beautiful songs, could care less about his craft and about money. He also hires another to write lyrics for him. Again, the songwriter tells no one about his new arrangement.


Bing Crosby
as Bob Sommers
Mary Martin
as Cherry Lane
Basil Rathbone
as Oliver Courtney
Oscar Levant
as Billy Starbuck
Oscar Shaw
as Charlie Goodrich
Charley Grapewin
as Uncle Caleb
Charles Grapewin
as Uncle Caleb
Lillian Cornell
as Millie Starling
William Frawley
as Mr. Westlake
Jeanne Cagney
as Country Cousin
Charles Lane
as Mr. Bernard Schwartz
Phyllis Kennedy
as Patsy Flick
Helen Bertram
as Aunt Della
Ken Carpenter
as Announcer
Harry Barris
as Bass Player
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Critic Reviews for Rhythm on the River

All Critics (1)

A mildly amusing musical programmer starring Bing Crosby and Mary Martin, with an Oscar-nominated song Only Forever.

August 12, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rhythm on the River


This is a charming sweet romantic comedy, which is pretty funny, but it could have been better. Overall a good movie, though, if you're a fan of Bing, you'll enjoy it.

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