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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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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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Gower Champion ...
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  »

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

Released on March 1, 1947, the MGM Records soundtrack album made from this film, originally presented on a 78-RPM album set, was the first soundtrack album ever made from a live-action film musical. Previously the only movie musical soundtrack released on records was that of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). (The authentic soundtrack album of MGM's The Wizard of Oz (1939), with the film cast, was not issued until 1956.) See more »

Goofs

When Charles Frohman sails to England, the pier worker removes a sign saying "S.S. Lusitania". The Lusitania was a Royal Mail Ship, thus it should have said, "R.M.S. Lusitania". 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

Featured in Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Look for the Silver Lining
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Music by Jerome Kern
Sung by Judy Garland
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An interesting film where MGM was at the highest of heights
12 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well this is an interesting film from the times when MGM was simply an enormous studio pouring out more film then, it seems we could ever watch.

I have to say this film is simply boring and the length is far too long. The idea of the film is great and there's one more factor that makes it memorable.

They say MGM had more stars then were in the galaxy. They have plenty in this film and some still stand today. Judy (Garland), Angela (Lansbury) and Frank (Sinatra) all gave the film zest with their musical numbers. However the only problem with the film is, it's very hard to watch in just one showing.

However if you like the history of MGM, watch the studio with power, zest and plenty of stars to pass the time as those clouds roll by.


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