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Swanee River (1939)

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84 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.See moreMore fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out. Written by Ed Stephan See less
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Writers
John Taintor Foote (screenplay) | Philip Dunne (screenplay)
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Release date
Jan 5, 1940 (United States)

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70 cast members
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Don Ameche
Stephen Foster Stephen Foster   See fewer
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Andrea Leeds
Jane McDowell Foster Jane McDowell Foster   See fewer
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Al Jolson
Edwin P. Christy Edwin P. Christy   See fewer
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Felix Bressart
Henry Kleber Henry Kleber   See fewer
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Russell Hicks
Andrew McDowell Andrew McDowell   See fewer
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George Reed
Old Joe, McDowell's Coachman Old Joe, McDowell's Coachman   See fewer
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Richard Clarke
Tom Harper Tom Harper   See fewer
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Diane Fisher
Marion Foster Marion Foster   See fewer
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Al Herman
Tambo Tambo   See fewer
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Charles Trowbridge
Mr. Foster Mr. Foster   See fewer
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George Meeker
Henry Foster Henry Foster   See fewer
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Leona Roberts
Mrs. Foster Mrs. Foster   See fewer
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Charles Tannen
Morrison Foster Morrison Foster   See fewer
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Clara Blandick
Mrs. Griffin Mrs. Griffin   See fewer
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Nella Walker
Mrs. McDowell Mrs. McDowell   See fewer
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Esther Dale
Temperance Woman Temperance Woman   See fewer
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Hall Johnson Choir
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Herbert Ashley
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Negro Boy (uncredited) Negro Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georgie Billings
Office Boy (uncredited) Office Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Blaine
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georgia Caine
Ann Rowan (uncredited) Ann Rowan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Les Clark
Specialty (uncredited) Specialty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dora Clement
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Ruth Clifford
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Hal K. Dawson
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Dorothy Dearing
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Harry Denny
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Harry Depp
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Claire Du Brey
Woman in Cafe (uncredited) Woman in Cafe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Earle
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited) Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jesse Graves
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Kay Griffith
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Charles Halton
Pond (uncredited) Pond (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hamilton
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Eleanor Hansen
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Tommy Hicks
Fat Boy (uncredited) Fat Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Sheriff (uncredited) Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Houghton
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Selmer Jackson
Army Medical Examiner (uncredited) Army Medical Examiner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladden James
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Thaddeus Jones
Dan (uncredited) Dan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett Keane
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Wright Kramer
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Jonathan Fry, Justice of the Peace (uncredited) Jonathan Fry, Justice of the Peace (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
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Mae Marsh
Mrs. Jonathan Fry (uncredited) Mrs. Jonathan Fry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Mitchell
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Bert Moorhouse
Attendant (uncredited) Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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James C. Morton
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Daisy Lee Mothershed
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
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David Newell
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William Newell
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Arthur Rankin
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Larry Steers
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Harry Tenbrook
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Harry Tyler
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Bruce Warren
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Billy Wayne
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Cecil Weston
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Lloyd Whitlock
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6.6 / 10 | 120 votes