Rhapsody in Blue

Synopsis: Composer George Gershwin is driven by his need to succeed. Unfortunately his drive destroys his romantic relationships with singer Julie Adams, who is desperately in love with him, and aloof socialite Christine Gilbert.
Director(s): Irving Rapper
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min

A steppingstone

- And where will you step to, Mr. Gershwin?

To-to composition.

So for whom

will you compose-

For ragtime dancers

or for musicians?

I don't know.

Maybe for both.

Seems like everything I

hear sticks in my head.

I want to make

those sounds

Come down through my

fingers and into the keys.

Go on, go on.

You don't have to

say anything.

I- I know

it isn't any good.

Did I say it wasn't

any good?

Professor Franck, you

mean that you really-

Ah, ah, ah. One swallow

does not a summer make...

But it is different,

shall I say?

Perhaps it was

music half-formed.

Now, then,

play that Chopin,

But without ragging it!

That the eyes

of love alone will see

But the smiles that fill

my life with sunshine

Are the smiles

That you gave to me

They don't like

this stuff.

Oh, what's the diff?

We got to make them like

it, the chowderheads.

Anyway, it's time

to go home.

Ah, they need something

different. So do we.

Oh, a reformer!

Let's go.

You can address it to Remick

and company. Thank you.

From Honolulu


Come and let me rock you

in my cradle of love

And we'll cuddle

all the while

Oh, I want

to love...

No, pick it up,

pick it up.

No, no. It's no-no pep. That's no good.

Did I say

it was good?

I've played about everything we've got.

Well, sorry. I've got to

have something with snap.

Say, wait a minute.

How's this?

Hey, that's pretty good! Who wrote it?

I did.

You did? Well!



I'll take a copy.

Wait a minute.

It isn't published yet.

Say, that's an idea.

Mr. Kast, please.

Yes, Gershwin.

Oh, so he don't like

any of our numbers.

No, but I played him a song,

and he likes it. It's my own.

Oh, so he likes

something you wrote?

Listen, Pinkers,

you're being paid

To play Remick numbers,

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Howard Koch is the name of: Howard E. Koch (1901–1995), American screenwriter Howard W. Koch (1916–2001), American film and TV director, producer Hawk Koch (born 1945), American film producer, son of Howard W. Koch more…

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