Swanee River (1939 film)

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Swanee River is a 1939 American film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Don Ameche, Andrea Leeds, Al Jolson, and Felix Bressart. It is a biopic about Stephen Foster, a songwriter from Pittsburgh who falls in love with the South, marries a Southern girl, then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out. Typical of 20th Century Fox biographical films of the time, the film was more fictional than it was factual.

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Swanee River
Directed bySidney Lanfield
Written byJohn Taintor Foote
Philip Dunne
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
StarringDon Ameche
Andrea Leeds
Al Jolson
Felix Bressart
CinematographyBert Glennon
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Music byLouis Silvers
20th Century Fox
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 30, 1939 (1939-12-30) (US)[1]
Running time
84 minutes

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