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Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Unrated | | Biography, Musical | 3 January 1947 (USA)
Biography of songwriter, Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva.

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Cast

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Marilyn Miller
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Magnolia Hawks (segment "Show Boat") / Kathryn Grayson
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Gaylord Ravenal (segment "Show Boat") / Tony Martin
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Julia Sanderson / Dinah Shore
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Frank Sinatra
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Dance Specialty (segment "Roberta")
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Dance Specialty (segment 'Roberta')
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Charles Frohman
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Oscar Hammerstein II
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Storyline

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,841,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,724,000
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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

The opening verse to "Ol' Man River" ("Dere's an ol' man called the Mississippi,/Dat's the ol' man that I'd like to be...," etc.) is never sung in this film, not even in the "opening night" sequence of "Show Boat". See more »

Goofs

After the Una Trance number, the cover shot of the audience applauding clearly shows one audience member in an aisle seat wearing an Army uniform of World War II vintage, even though the scene was set years before that. It indicates that was taken from stock footage. 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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Connections

Referenced in It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Was I Born?
(uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Lena Horne
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The Music is Great, the Story less so.
12 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie, about the life and times of stage composer Jerome Kern works best when it showcases pieces of his famous musical productions such as SHOWBOAT, LEAVE IT TO JANE, SALLY, OH BOY amongst others. The story of his life just proves a lot less interesting...no that's not the right word I'm looking for...I mean a lot less captivating than his music. When we see stars such as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Martin, Angela Lansbury, June Allyson, Lena Horne, Katherine Grayson, Cyd Charisse, Ray McDonald amongst others singing and performing on stage, there's magic in the air. Robert Walker as Kern does prove likable enough in the lead role and there's an innocent charm at work in these proceedings but things do run on perhaps a little too long.


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