Rhythm on the River

Synopsis: Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and ...
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Director(s): Victor Schertzinger
Production: Paramount Pictures
92 min

thrilled he would be d

d I love you

wouldn't be strong enough d

d He'd coin a phrase

instead d

d 'Cause you're oh, so

Darn it d

d What would Shakespeare

have said d d

What would you like now?

Some more of my stuff?

Go on,john.

Give 'em some more.

Um, forgive me for

Just a minute, will you?

Say, it went over pretty good,

didn't it?

Oh, pardon me.

I was just going.

No, no.

Wait a minute, Bob.

This being Christmas Eve

and everything,

I have a little surprise

for you.

You have?

You've been writing tunes

for me for about a year.


If it weren't for my lyrics

and my name on them,

they probably would have

never gotten to frst base.

But you've been loyal,

very, very loyal.

I haven't told a soul.

Um, yes, um--

I don't want you to think

I don't appreciate it.

Therefore, Mr. Starbuck and I

have decided to

offer you a contract.


Mm-hmm. Fifty dollars a week

for three years, no options.

All you have to do is continue

to keep your mouth shut.

And write good tunes.

[ Chuckles ]


Come on, lazybones.

Come on over here.

Sign right here

on the nervous line.


I'm gonna keep my mouth shut

because that's part of my job.

But I don't want any contract.

[ Together]

You don't want any contract?


Why not?

In the frst place,

I don't like music.

You don't like music?

I like it when you're

feeling like singing.

But I wouldn't want

to make it my life's work.

The poor man's parasite.

What's the matter, haven't

you got any ambition?

Not much.


Wait, Starbuck.

Surely there must be

something you want?

Yeah, now that you

mention it, there is.

What is it?

A catboat.

A catboat.

Yeah. My uncle runs

this place in Tarrytown.

Yes, yes, yes.

But if you sign this

contract right away,

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