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Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of ... See full summary »

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Jane Witherspoon (segment "Leave It to Jane") / Lou Ellen Carter (segment "Oh, Boy!")
Lucille Bremer ...
Sally Hessler
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James I. Hessler
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Bandleader in Elite Club
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Una Trance (segment "The Girl from Utah") / Herself
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Gower Champion ...
Dance Specialty (segment "Roberta")
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Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of his most famous: 'Showboat'. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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The mammoth musical of Jerome Kern's dramatic life story!

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Biography | Musical

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Release Date:

3 January 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Silver Lining  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,841,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,724,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the release print, Frank Sinatra does not begin "Ol' Man River" (lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) with the verse. However, the verse opens both of Mr. Sinatra's commercial recordings -- the first for Columbia, arranged and conducted by Axel Stordahl, waxed on December 3, 1944, and originally released as a 78-rpm single, which featured on the flip side, "Stormy Weather" (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Ted Koehler); and Frank's second version for Reprise, arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle, cut on February 18, 1963, and part of "The Concert Sinatra" LP, which has been reissued on an import CD, unveiled by Universal Distribution on November 10, 2009. See more »

Goofs

When Kern goes to see Sally at Club Elite in Memphis, he hasn't written Show Boat yet. Therefore, it would be before 1927. However, the song she performs with Van Johnson, "I Won't Dance", wasn't written by Kern until 1935. See more »

Quotes

Victor Herbert: [congratulating Jerome Kern on his composing ability] My boy, you've got a song to sing.
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Soundtracks

Show Boat
Broadway Premiere Sequence:
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus
1. Cotton Blossom
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus
2. Where's The Mate For Me?
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Tony Martin
3. Make Believe
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Kathryn Grayson and Tony Martin
4. Life Upon The Wicked Stage
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Virginia O'Brien and Women's Chorus
5. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Lena Horne
6. Ol' Man River
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Caleb Peterson, Frieda Shaw's Ethiopian Chorus, and Chorus
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a ten ton bon bon
9 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Visually colossal and musically thrilling spectacular made in the lush money years at MGM with the full chocolate box of Technicolor resources shoveled incessantly at the audience. Van Heflin and Robert Walker are rather uninteresting as composers (Walker as Jerome Kern) but as a monster musical with lavishness beauty and great dance numbers, TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY is up there with the best. One song "They Didn't Believe Me" sung by Dinah Shore in this film is an exquisite rendition, and rarely heard in any musical, so it is a sublime treat here... and of course one of many. Musical fans will enjoy seeing the source film for a lot of THATS ENTERTAINMENT clips. Any film that allows more of the "Roberta" score is a hit with me anyway. In the late 1960s, a new technicolour print of CLOUDS was found in a vault in Sydney. It received a cinema reissue and was very successful.


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