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

not your own. Do you mind?

No, we don't want

to publish it!

He doesn't want

to publish it.

Well, that's

his hard luck.

Tell him he hasn't got

anything else I want,

But if your song ever gets

published, you let me know.

Thanks very much.


Listen, George, don't

let Kast get you down.

He doesn't know the

first thing about music.

You're telling me.

I heard that number you

were playing. It's all right.

Did you really

like it, Bill?

It has the smell

of originality.

Heaven knows that's

rare on these premises.

But what am I

going to do?

I've written 5 songs, and

not one of them published.

How old

are you, George?

Old enough.

Don't be

in too great a hurry

To set the world



fizz yourself out

Like acetylase


Well, I guess I'm just

wasting the firm's time.


I haven't even-

Pardon me. Is this the place

where you get free music?

Well, it's free,

but is it music?

What? Oh, I guess

I'm in the wrong place.

No, wait a minute.

I'm sorry.

I was just being

funny. Come in.

Do you give away

music here?

Why, any amount of it to professionals.

You're a professional, of course.

Well, I-I'm

going to be.

I have an audition

this afternoon.

You don't say.

But I'm so nervous

I don't know what to do.

Well, I know

just how you feel.

I was that way

before my first concert.

Are you

a concert musician?

How long did it take you

to get over being nervous?

When was your

first concert?

About two years

from now, I hope.

No, I'm just a song-plugger

here at Remick's.

Pick out something you like,

and I'll play it for you.

Oh, here's one

I know.

This one.

What, again?

Do you know it?

I knew it before

it was written.

There are smiles

that make us happy

There are smiles

that make us blue

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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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