I Dream of Jeanie (film)

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I Dream of Jeanie
Directed by Allan Dwan
Written by Alan Le May (screenplay)
Starring Bill Shirley
Muriel Lawrence
Ray Middleton
Lynn Bari
Music by Robert Armbruster
Cinematography Reggie Lanning
Edited by Fred Allen
Republic Pictures
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release dates
  • June 15, 1952 (1952-06-15) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

I Dream of Jeanie is a 1952 musical film based on the songs and life of Stephen Foster who wrote the song "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" from which the title is taken. The film was directed by Allan Dwan for Republic Pictures and was shot in Trucolor.

The film is also known as I Dream of Jeanie (with the Light Brown Hair).[1]

Plot summary[edit]

In 1849 the song Oh, Susannah is a nationwide hit--but bookkeeper Stephen Foster has given his work to several music houses without charge and without credit. His refined true love Inez McDowell, a classically trained singer, despises popular music, especially Stephen's songs. Foster's world changes when Edwin P. Christy sets him straight on the music business and launches his career as an author of the songs the Christy Minstrels use in their shows.



  • Ray Middleton - "Oh! Susanna" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Bill Shirley, Ray Middleton and Eileen Christy - "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Muriel Lawrence - "On Wings of Song" (Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy)
  • Muriel Lawrence - "Lo, Hear the Gentle Lark" (Music by H.R. Bishop, words by William Shakespeare from Venus and Adonis)
  • Ray Middleton - "Nelly Bly" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Ray Middleton - "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Ray Middleton and Company - "Ring de Banjo" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Ray Middleton - "Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Bill Shirley - "Beautiful Dreamer" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • "Rex Allen" - "Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Danced by Glen Turnbull - "Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Ray Middleton and Company - "Queen of Mirth" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Eileen Christy - "Haunting My Dreams at Night" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Muriel Lawrence and Eileen Christy - "You Must Wear a Dainty Ribbon in Your Hair" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • "Old Black Joe" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Ray Middleton - "Glendy Burke" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • Bill Shirley and Eileen Christy - "I Can Still See Her in My Dreams" (Written by Stephen Foster)
  • "Old Dog Tray" (Written by Stephen Foster)


  1. ^ Film title card. "I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (1952)", Internet Archive. Retrieved August 20, 2011.

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