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Star Spangled Rhythm

Released Dec 30, 1942 1h 39m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 57% Audience Score 50+ Ratings William Webster (Victor Moore) was once a big-time silent film star. But in the age of talkies, he's a mere security guard for Paramount Studios. His sailor son, Johnny (Eddie Bracken), however, thinks his dad is a major executive. Now, with Johnny visiting, William must carry out the illusion that he indeed is a big deal, and with the help of switchboard operator Polly Judson (Betty Hutton), he stages an elaborate series of musical numbers with the hottest Hollywood stars. Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 12, 2005 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 3/5 Aug 22, 2003 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) So-so all-star film with a few bright moments. Rated: 3/5 May 12, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 39 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member The best musical movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member another WWII musical with everyone on the Paramount lot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Paramount released this musical comedy, the first of the all-star WWII revues. This one benefits from big stars and a good score, including "Hit the Road to Dreamland" and the Oscar-nominated "That Old Black Magic." Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Another movie from the forties which looks specifically made for the war effort. Like many others the skits, songs, and dance numbers take priority over the plot of the film. The cool thing is that they always have so many stars in these movies, so it's interesting to see what they will all do. It's an alright movie, but be prepared for lots of song and dance. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Don't look for plot here. Just a string of fun performances. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis William Webster (Victor Moore) was once a big-time silent film star. But in the age of talkies, he's a mere security guard for Paramount Studios. His sailor son, Johnny (Eddie Bracken), however, thinks his dad is a major executive. Now, with Johnny visiting, William must carry out the illusion that he indeed is a big deal, and with the help of switchboard operator Polly Judson (Betty Hutton), he stages an elaborate series of musical numbers with the hottest Hollywood stars.
Director
George Marshall
Producer
Joseph Sistrom
Screenwriter
Melvin Frank, George S. Kaufman, Norman Panama, Arthur A. Ross, Fred Saidy, Harry Tugend
Distributor
Paramount Pictures, Universal Home Entertainment
Production Co
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 30, 1942, Wide
Release Date (DVD)
Apr 29, 2003
Runtime
1h 39m