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  • Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
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    99 min | Comedy, Musical
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
Approved
99 min | Comedy, Musical

A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.
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Writers
Harry Tugend (original screenplay) | George S. Kaufman (sketches) (as George Kaufman) | Arthur A. Ross (sketches) (as Arthur Ross) | Melvin Frank (sketches) | Norman Panama (sketches)
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Release date
Dec 2, 1942 (United States)

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Cast

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108 cast members
Name Known for
Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby - 'Old Glory' Number Bing Crosby - 'Old Glory' Number   See fewer
Bob Hope
Bob Hope - Master of Ceremonies Bob Hope - Master of Ceremonies   See fewer
Fred MacMurray
Frank in Card-Playing Skit Frank in Card-Playing Skit   See fewer
Franchot Tone
John in Card-Playing Skit John in Card-Playing Skit   See fewer
Ray Milland
Joe in Card-Playing Skit Joe in Card-Playing Skit   See fewer
Victor Moore
William 'Bronco Billy' Webster William 'Bronco Billy' Webster   See fewer
Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number Dorothy Lamour - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number   See fewer
Paulette Goddard
Paulette Goddard- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number Paulette Goddard- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number   See fewer
Vera Zorina
Vera Zorina- 'That Old Black Magic' Number Vera Zorina- 'That Old Black Magic' Number   See fewer
Mary Martin
Mary Martin- 'Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number Mary Martin- 'Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number   See fewer
Dick Powell
Dick Powell-' Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number Dick Powell-' Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number   See fewer
Betty Hutton
Polly Judson Polly Judson   See fewer
Eddie Bracken
Johnny Webster Johnny Webster   See fewer
Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number Veronica Lake- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number   See fewer
Alan Ladd
Alan Ladd- Scarface Skit Alan Ladd- Scarface Skit   See fewer
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Rochester- 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (as Rochester) Rochester- 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (as Rochester)   See fewer
William Bendix
Herman the Husband in Bob Hope Skit Herman the Husband in Bob Hope Skit   See fewer
Jerry Colonna
Colonna - Bob Hope Skit Colonna - Bob Hope Skit   See fewer
Macdonald Carey
Louie the Lug in Skit Louie the Lug in Skit   See fewer
Walter Abel
B.G. DeSoto B.G. DeSoto   See fewer
Susan Hayward
Genevieve in Priorities Skit Genevieve in Priorities Skit   See fewer
Marjorie Reynolds
Marjorie Reynolds- Swing Shift Skit Marjorie Reynolds- Swing Shift Skit   See fewer
Betty Jane Rhodes
Betty Rhodes- Swing Shift Skit (as Betty Rhodes) Betty Rhodes- Swing Shift Skit (as Betty Rhodes)   See fewer
Dona Drake
Dona Drake- Swing Shift Skit Dona Drake- Swing Shift Skit   See fewer
Lynne Overman
Mark in Card Playing Skit Mark in Card Playing Skit   See fewer
Gary Crosby
Gary Crosby Gary Crosby   See fewer
Johnny Johnston
Johnnie Johnson- 'That Old Black Magic' Number (as Johnnie Johnston) Johnnie Johnson- 'That Old Black Magic' Number (as Johnnie Johnston)   See fewer
Gil Lamb
High Pockets High Pockets   See fewer
Ernest Truex
Murgatroyd in Priorities Skit Murgatroyd in Priorities Skit   See fewer
Katherine Dunham
Katherine- 'Smart as a Tack' Number Katherine- 'Smart as a Tack' Number   See fewer
Arthur Treacher
Arthur Treacher- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number Arthur Treacher- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number   See fewer
Walter Catlett
Walter- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number Walter- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number   See fewer
Sterling Holloway
Sterling- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number Sterling- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number   See fewer
The Golden Gate Quartette
Golden Gate Quartet Golden Gate Quartet   See fewer
Walter Darewahl
Specialty Act (as Walter Dare Wahl) Specialty Act (as Walter Dare Wahl)   See fewer
Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille Cecil B. DeMille   See fewer
Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges Preston Sturges   See fewer
Ralph Murphy
Ralph Murphy Ralph Murphy   See fewer
Doris Ake
Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited) Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Maxine Ardell
Girl - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited) Girl - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited)   See fewer
Irving Bacon
New England Farmer - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited) New England Farmer - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Gladys Blake
Liz (uncredited) Liz (uncredited)   See fewer
Lennie Bluett
Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited) Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Karin Booth
Kate (uncredited) Kate (uncredited)   See fewer
Virginia Brissac
Lady from Iowa - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited) Lady from Iowa - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Rod Cameron
Petty Officer (uncredited) Petty Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Don Castle
Worker - 'Swing Shift' Number (uncredited) Worker - 'Swing Shift' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Chester Clute
Air-Raid Warden - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited) Air-Raid Warden - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited)   See fewer
Vivian Dandridge
Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited) Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Boyd Davis
Capt. Kingsley (uncredited) Capt. Kingsley (uncredited)   See fewer
Barney Dean
Songwriter (uncredited) Songwriter (uncredited)   See fewer
Marjorie Deanne
Girl - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited) Girl - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited)   See fewer
Edgar Dearing
Mac (uncredited) Mac (uncredited)   See fewer
Albert Dekker
Albert Dekker (uncredited) Albert Dekker (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Dew
Petty Officer (uncredited) Petty Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ellen Drew
Ellen Drew (uncredited) Ellen Drew (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Dugan
Adolf Hitler - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number (uncredited) Adolf Hitler - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Dorothea Durham
Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited) Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Faylen
Soldier - 'That Old Black Magic' Number (uncredited) Soldier - 'That Old Black Magic' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward Fielding
Y. Frank Freemont (uncredited) Y. Frank Freemont (uncredited)   See fewer
Susanna Foster
Susanna Foster (uncredited) Susanna Foster (uncredited)   See fewer
Louise Franklin
Flirt / Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited) Flirt / Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Eva Gabor
Eva Gabor (uncredited) Eva Gabor (uncredited)   See fewer
Frances Gifford
Frances Gifford (uncredited) Frances Gifford (uncredited)   See fewer
Dorothy Granger
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Lynda Grey
Swing Shift Singer (uncredited) Swing Shift Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
William Haade
Army Sergeant Duffy (uncredited) Army Sergeant Duffy (uncredited)   See fewer
Avanelle Harris
Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited) Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Frederic Henry
Swing Shift Singer (uncredited) Swing Shift Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Maynard Holmes
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Hope
Jack Hope (uncredited) Jack Hope (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Johnson
Tommy (uncredited) Tommy (uncredited)   See fewer
Cecil Kellaway
Cecil Kellaway (uncredited) Cecil Kellaway (uncredited)   See fewer
Chris King
Finale Singer (uncredited) Finale Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Alice Kirby
Swing Shift Singer / Finale Singer (uncredited) Swing Shift Singer / Finale Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Louise La Planche
Swing Shift Singer (uncredited) Swing Shift Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Donivee Lee
Swing Shift Singer (uncredited) Swing Shift Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Arthur Loft
Casey (uncredited) Casey (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Loo
Emperor Hirohito - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number (uncredited) Emperor Hirohito - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Jimmy Lydon
Jimmy Lydon (uncredited) Jimmy Lydon (uncredited)   See fewer
Diana Lynn
Diana Lynn (uncredited) Diana Lynn (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward H. Marr
Heavy - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited) Heavy - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Marion Martin
Wife - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited) Wife - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited)   See fewer
Matt McHugh
Man from Brooklyn - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited) Man from Brooklyn - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Martha Mears
Veronica Lake (singing voice) (uncredited) Veronica Lake (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lorraine Miller
Dancer - 'Swing Shift' Number / Girl - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited) Dancer - 'Swing Shift' Number / Girl - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited)   See fewer
James Millican
Ramrod - Sailor (uncredited) Ramrod - Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
Millie Monroe
Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited) Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Juanita Moore
Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited) Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Moran
Man With Preston Sturges (uncredited) Man With Preston Sturges (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Newlan
Stage Door Guard (uncredited) Stage Door Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Florence O'Brien
Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited) Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Mabel Paige
Swing Shift Singer (uncredited) Swing Shift Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Neva Peoples
Dancer - 'Sharp As a Tack' Number (uncredited) Dancer - 'Sharp As a Tack' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Barbara Pepper
Blonde Who Bruises Too Easy (uncredited) Blonde Who Bruises Too Easy (uncredited)   See fewer
Jean Phillips
Swing Shift Singer (uncredited) Swing Shift Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Marcella Phillips
Swing Shift Singer (uncredited) Swing Shift Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Porcasi
Benito Mussolini - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number (uncredited) Benito Mussolini - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Peter Potter
Georgia Boy - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited) Georgia Boy - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Preston
Robert Preston (uncredited) Robert Preston (uncredited)   See fewer
Anne Revere
Sarah (uncredited) Sarah (uncredited)   See fewer
Keith Richards
Officer with Capt. Kingsley (uncredited) Officer with Capt. Kingsley (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Roberts
Assistant Director (uncredited) Assistant Director (uncredited)   See fewer
Sherman Sanders
Square Dance Caller - 'Swing Shift' Number (uncredited) Square Dance Caller - 'Swing Shift' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
John Shay
Sentry (uncredited) Sentry (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Smith
Finale Singer (uncredited) Finale Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Woody Strode
Woodrow - Rochester's Motorcycle Chauffeur (uncredited) Woodrow - Rochester's Motorcycle Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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