Rainbow on the River

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Rainbow on the River
Louise Beavers Bobby Breen Rainbow on the River.jpg
Louise Beavers and Bobby Breen in a scene from the film
Directed by Kurt Neumann
George Sherman
Produced by Sol Lesser
Edward Gross
Screenplay by Harry Chandlee
Earle Snell
William Hurlbut
Based on the novel, Toinette's Philip
by C. V. Jamison
Starring Bobby Breen
May Robson
Charles Butterworth
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography Charles Schoenbaum
Edited by Robert Crandall
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • December 17, 1936 (1936-12-17) (Premiere-New York City)[1]
  • December 25, 1936 (1936-12-25) (US)[1]
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rainbow on the River (also known as It Happened in New Orleans) is a 1936 American musical film directed by Kurt Neumann from a screenplay by Harry Chandlee, Earle Snell, and William Hurlbut, based upon the novel Toinette's Philip by C. V. Jamison. Produced by Bobby Breen Productions and Principal Productions, the movie was premiered in New York City on December 17, 1936, and released nationwide by RKO Radio Pictures the following week on Christmas Day. The film stars Bobby Breen, May Robson and Charles Butterworth.

Plot summary[edit]

An orphan raised by a former slave in the South is forced to live with unfamiliar relatives in the North.[2]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Rainbow on the River: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "It Happened in New Orleans". Nuray Pictures.