About the film
Release Date: December 29, 1939
|Slogan||:||«The Story of Stephen C. Foster - The Great American Troubadour»|
|Genres||:||Drama, Music, Thriller|
|Production Companies||:||20th Century Fox|
|Producers||:||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Writers||:||John Taintor Foote, Philip Dunne|
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.