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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")
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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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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

Kathryn Grayson would again portray Magnolia Hawks in the 1951 MGM color production of Show Boat (1951). See more »

Goofs

A close up the Playbill shows the number "Till the Clouds Roll By" is the 3rd song in Act One, yet when the number is over, the curtain comes down and everyone leaves the theatre. 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 Liza's at the Palace (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Ol' Man River
(uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Frank Sinatra and Chorus
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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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