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Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Unrated | | Biography, Musical | 3 January 1947 (USA)
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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Cast

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June Allyson / Jane (segment: "Leave It to Jane")
Lucille Bremer ...
Sally Hessler
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James I. Hessler
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Bandleader in Elite Club
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Dinah Shore
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Gower Champion ...
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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Because of disagreements Robert Walker was having with his MGM bosses, they billed the rest of the cast first, and then "and Robert Walker as Jerome Kern". See more »

Goofs

After leaving Club Elite in Memphis, Jerome walks to the Mississippi river docks where he is inspired to write the music for Show Boat. The river in the background is flowing in the wrong direction. 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

A Fine Romance
(uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Virginia O'Brien
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Worth seeing for the color and music
8 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Biography of song writer Jerome Kern played by Robert Walker. I'm not sure how factual this is but my guess is not very. It just seems an excuse for MGM to trot out all their musical and dancing stars out in bright, billiant Technicolor to belt out Kern's tunes. As for the non-musical numbers the "drama" is trite and everybody is so nice and squeaky clean you want to scream--and Walker seems VERY uncomfortable in the title role.

Still it looks just great and there are many musical highlights: the mini-production of "Showboat"; Lena Horne singing "Can't Help Loving Dat Man"; young, beautiful and bosomy Angela Landsbury belting out a dance hall song; the title tune; Judy Garland sings two numbers and Van Johnson singing and dancing (!!!). The other numbers are good but just lack that spark to make them memorable.

So...see it for the music.


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