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Swingin' on a Rainbow (1945)





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Republic's Swingin' on a Rainbow utilizes a plotline that had already done service in several of the studio's previous budget musicals. Would-be songwriter Lynn Ford (Jane Frazee) comes to the Big City, demanding $1000 from bandleader Jimmy Rhodes (Richard Davies). It seems that Rhodes has scored a hit with one of Lynn's songs, which he has plagiarized. While hunting Rhodes down, Lynn meets a personable young man named Steve Ames (Brad Taylor) -- who, unbeknownst to her, is the pen-pal lyricist with whom she's been collaborating for the past year. Former comedy great Harry Langdon makes his final film appearance in a Robert Benchley-esque supporting role; Langdon died while rehearsing a song-and-dance number for the film.


Jane Frazee
as Lynn Ford
Brad Taylor
as Steve Ames
Harry Langdon
as Chester Willouby
Minna Gombell
as Minnie Regan
Amelita Ward
as Barbara Marsden
Tim Ryan
as Huston Greer
Paul Harvey
as Thomas Marsden
Wendell Niles
as Radio Announcer
Richard Davies
as Jimmy Rhodes
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