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Harmony Lane

Released Oct 23, 1935 1h 25m Biography List
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This musical biopic dramatizes the life of 19th-century composer Stephen Foster (Douglass Montgomery). While Stephen struggles to make ends meet, his bride-to-be, Susan (Evelyn Venable), leaves him just as a tune he pens for her, called "Oh! Susanna," becomes internationally popular. He then marries a family friend and churns out one famous song after another, but eventually, his brilliant career is beset by a difficult relationship with his wife, financial woes and a serious drinking problem. Read More Read Less

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Helen Brown Norden Vanity Fair There is something in these songs which sends you out from the theatre humming them -- perhaps to your own enraged embarrassment -- with the pleasantly sentimental emotion which attaches to homely, familiar things. May 31, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis This musical biopic dramatizes the life of 19th-century composer Stephen Foster (Douglass Montgomery). While Stephen struggles to make ends meet, his bride-to-be, Susan (Evelyn Venable), leaves him just as a tune he pens for her, called "Oh! Susanna," becomes internationally popular. He then marries a family friend and churns out one famous song after another, but eventually, his brilliant career is beset by a difficult relationship with his wife, financial woes and a serious drinking problem.
Director
Joseph Santley
Producer
Nat Levine
Screenwriter
Elizabeth Meehan, Joseph Santley
Distributor
Mascot Pictures Corporation
Production Co
Mascot Pictures Corporation
Genre
Biography
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 23, 1935, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 20, 2017
Runtime
1h 25m
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