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      Rhythm Romance

      Released May 19, 1939 1h 5m Musical Comedy List
      Reviews 57% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Nicky Nelson (Bob Hope), a concession stand barker on the Atlantic City boardwalk, loses his stand despite having Gene Krupa and his band play to bring in crowds. Undaunted, Nicky approaches Stephen Hanratty, who owns a dance pavillion, to emcee Krupa's band at his place -- only to be refused. Nicky then tries but fails to convince up-and-coming singer Lily Racquel (Shirley Ross) to let him manage her. But he writes a song for her that might prove to be their ticket to success. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Not much to admire here except for the song, "The Lady's In Love with You." Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Hard to find film is pure fluff but an agreeable time filler. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Nicky Nelson (Bob Hope), a concession stand barker on the Atlantic City boardwalk, loses his stand despite having Gene Krupa and his band play to bring in crowds. Undaunted, Nicky approaches Stephen Hanratty, who owns a dance pavillion, to emcee Krupa's band at his place -- only to be refused. Nicky then tries but fails to convince up-and-coming singer Lily Racquel (Shirley Ross) to let him manage her. But he writes a song for her that might prove to be their ticket to success.
      Director
      George Archainbaud
      Screenwriter
      Lewis R. Foster, Wilkie C. Mahoney
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 19, 1939, Original
      Runtime
      1h 5m