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George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.
Al Jolson's appearance singing "Swanee" is his final credited performance in a film, but not his last appearance on screen. In The Jolson Story (1946) he appears as himself, unbilled, in one scene, again singing "Swanee".
Is your work the best? As good as you can do?
George Gershwin: Well of course, not yet.
Prof. Franck: Or are you just making a fortune?
George Gershwin: What's wrong with a fortune, if it helps me get on?
Prof. Franck: Come here, my boy. Look:
Prof. Franck: This is Franz Schubert. He was a songwriter too. He died young. At ...
The aria, "Summertime", from "Porgy and Bess", is performed first by the character Clara, and later, in a tragic scene, by Bess. But not only by Bess, as the film seems to depict. The film also gives the impression that the first verse is performed by chorus, which is not the case. The chorus only hums an accompaniment.
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