Swanee River (1939)

Swanee River is a 1940 American 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 biopics of the time, the film is more fictional than factual biography.

Directing:
  • Sidney Lanfield

Writing:
  • Philip Dunne
  • John Taintor Foote

Stars:
Release Date: 1939-12-29
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 84

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Forbes Murray
Forbes Murray
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Harry Strang
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Charles Halton
Charles Halto...
Pond
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George Meeker
George Meeker
Henry Foster
Edward Earle
Edward Earle
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George P. Breakston
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Ambrose
Felix Bressart
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Henry Kleber
Don Ameche
Don Ameche
Stephen Foster
Andrea Leeds
Andrea Leeds
Jane McDowell Foster
Chick Chandler
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Russell Hicks
Russell Hicks
Andrew McDowell
Nella Walker
Nella Walker
Mrs. McDowell
Mae Marsh
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Mrs. Jonathan Fry (uncredited)
George Reed
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Charles Trowbridge
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Mr. Foster
Leona Roberts
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Charles Tannen
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Harry Hayden
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Esther Dale
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James Blaine
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Ann Rowan
Dora Clement
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John Hamilton
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Tom Seidel
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Harry Tenbrook
Harry Tenbroo...
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Harry Tyler
Harry Tyler
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