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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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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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Julia Sanderson / Dinah Shore
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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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Unrated | See all certifications »
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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

Despite having become popular as a nightclub songstress, Angela Lansbury's singing voice had been bypassed in her two previous MGM films - dubbed by Virginia Reece in The Harvey Girls (1946), a sprightly Technicolor musical with Angela scampering through "Oh You Kid" (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Johnny Mercer); and dubbed by Doreen Tryden in The Hoodlum Saint (1946), a downbeat drama which featured two vocalized evergreens: "If I Had You" (music and lyrics by Ted Shapiro, Jimmy Campbell and Reginald Connelly) plus 'How Am I to Know?" (music by Jack King, lyrics by Dorothy Parker). At Miss Lansbury's insistence, producer Arthur Freed, who already had overseen The Harvey Girls (1946), allowed her, in this Jerome Kern biopic, to use her own singing voice in the jaunty, set-on-swings production number, "How'd You Like to Spoon with Me?" (lyrics by Edward Laska). 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

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) 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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GREAT CLASSIC FILM STARS OF THE PAST!
31 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has a cast of Giants of the Silver Screen, Frank Sinatra looking like a baby face who was American's Top Male Singer of the 1940's, every young ladies heart throb! Robert Walker(Jerome Kern) "Stranger's on A Train" '52 played a great role as the composer of "Show Boat" and many other great musicals. The cast of June Allyson, Van Heflin and Lena Horne "Stormy Weather" '40s and even Angela Lansbury, of "Murder She Wrote" appeared in this great film. Vincenti Minnelli, Judy Garland's husband at the time made this a must see film for all generations to enjoy. If you love good romantic music which will live on forever and ever, see this wonderful refreshing film which will warm your heart and soul!


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