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Swanee River

Directed by Sidney Lanfield
United States, 1939


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.

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Swanee River Directed by Sidney Lanfield

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1940 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring

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