Comedy · 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. Star Spangled Rhythm is a all-star cast musical film made by Paramount Pictures during World War II as a morale booster. Many of the Hollywood studios produced such films during the war, generally musicals, frequently with flimsy storylines, and with the specific intent of entertaining the troops overseas and civilians. 13 Jul Star-Spangled Rhythm is a typical wartime all-star musical-comedy melange, this time from Paramount Pictures. The slender plot involves the efforts by humble studio doorman Pop Webster (Victor Moore) to pass himself off as a big-shot Paramount executive for the benefit of his sailor son Jimmy (Eddie.
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade . Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy. Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell, James Cagney, Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, Paulette Godard - Original Soundtracks - Star Spangled Rhythm ( Film) / Footlight Parade ( Film) - Music. : Star Spangled Rhythm: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, George Marshall: Movies & TV. But when you consider it was WWII () and folks were happy to experience anything that took minds off of the war (in which EVERYBODY participated) during it's darkest days, it's understandable. Here we .
'Star-Spangled Rhythm,' Bulky All-Star Variety Show, Makes Its Premiere Appearance at the Paramount Theatre. By BOSLEY CROWTHER DEC. 31, A version of this archives appears in print on December 31, , on Page amusements20 of the New York edition with the headline: 'Star-Spangled Rhythm,' Bulky.