Swanee River (1939)

12/29/1939 (US) DramaMusicThriller 1h 24m
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The Story of Stephen C. Foster - The Great American Troubadour


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.

  1. Sidney Lanfield


  2. John Taintor Foote


  3. Philip Dunne


Top Billed Cast

  1. Don Ameche

    Don Ameche

    Stephen Foster

  2. Andrea Leeds

    Andrea Leeds

    Jane McDowell Foster

  3. Al Jolson

    Al Jolson

    Edwin P. Christy

  4. Felix Bressart

    Felix Bressart

    Henry Kleber

  5. Chick Chandler

    Chick Chandler


  6. Russell Hicks

    Russell Hicks

    Andrew McDowell

  7. Diane Fisher

    Marion Foster

  8. George P. Breakston

    George P. Breakston


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Swanee River

Status Released

Original Language English

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