Harmony Lane

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Harmony Lane
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Directed by Joseph Santley
Written by Elizabeth Meehan (screenplay)
Joseph Santley (screenplay)
Milton Krims (story)
Produced by Nat Levine
StarringSee below
Cinematography Jack A. Marta
Ernest Miller
Edited by Ray Curtiss
Distributed by Mascot Pictures
Release date
  • October 23, 1935 (1935-10-23)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

Harmony Lane is a 1935 low-budget American film directed by Joseph Santley, based upon the life of Stephen Foster, released by Mascot Pictures.


This was the first sound film based on the life of the famous composer. Two others would follow, both in color: Swanee River (1939) (the most elaborate and largest budgeted of the three), and I Dream of Jeannie (1952).

Plot summary

The life and loves of composer Stephen Foster, from his early success through his decline, degradation, and death from (assumed) alcoholism.



Oh! Susanna,

Lou'siana Belle,

The Old Folks at Home,

My Old Kentucky Home,

Old Black Joe,

Why No One to Love,

Beautiful Dreamer.

All written by Stephen Foster

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