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Director:
Writers:
Guy Bolton (story)
George Wells (story)
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Release Date:
3 January 1947 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The mammoth musical of Jerome Kern's dramatic life story!
Plot:
Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
This a good movie musical of the '40's See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

June Allyson ... Jane Witherspoon (segment "Leave It to Jane") / Lou Ellen Carter (segment "Oh, Boy!")
Lucille Bremer ... Sally Hessler

Judy Garland ... Marilyn Miller

Kathryn Grayson ... Magnolia Hawks (segment "Show Boat") / Herself

Van Heflin ... James I. Hessler

Lena Horne ... Julie LaVerne (segment "Show Boat") / Herself

Van Johnson ... Bandleader in Elite Club

Tony Martin ... Gaylord Ravenal (segment "Show Boat") / Himself

Dinah Shore ... Una Trance (segment "The Girl from Utah") / Herself

Frank Sinatra ... Frank Sinatra

Robert Walker ... Jerome Kern
Gower Champion ... Dance Specialty (segment "Roberta")

Cyd Charisse ... Dance Specialty (segment 'Roberta')
Harry Hayden ... Charles Frohman

Paul Langton ... Oscar Hammerstein II

Angela Lansbury ... London Specialty
Paul Maxey ... Victor Herbert
Ray McDonald ... Dance Specialty (segment "Leave It to Jane") / George Budd (segment "Oh, Boy!")

Mary Nash ... Mrs. Muller

Virginia O'Brien ... Ellie May Shipley (segment "Show Boat") / Herself
Dorothy Patrick ... Eva Kern
Caleb Peterson ... Joe (segment "Show Boat")
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Joe Hennessey (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
Joan Wells ... Sally Hessler as a Girl
The Wilde Twins ... Specialty Act
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alban ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
John Albright ... Call Boy (uncredited)
Jean Andren ... Secretary (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews ... Doctor (uncredited)
Gloria Joy Arden ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Lee Bennett ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Maid (uncredited)
Charles Bradstreet ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Linda Brent ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Arnaut Brothers ... Bird Act (uncredited)
Alma Carroll ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Lucille Casey ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Ann Codee ... Ms. Larouche (uncredited)
Bruce Cowling ... Steve Baker (segment "Show Boat") (uncredited)
James Darrell ... Critic (uncredited)
Harry Denny ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Katie (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Moving Man (uncredited)
Dick Earle ... Critic (uncredited)
Ed Elby ... Critic (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Cecil Keller (uncredited)
James Finlayson ... Candy Vendor (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Backstage Well-Wisher (uncredited)
Sally Forrest ... Showgirl (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Movie Director (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Frohman's Secretary (uncredited)
Mary Jane French ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ... Critic (uncredited)
James Grey ... Bull Clown (uncredited)
Charles Griffin ... Critic (uncredited)
William Halligan ... Cap'n Andy Hawks (segment "Show Boat") (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Club Elite Patron (uncredited)
Mary Hatcher ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Russell Hicks ... Producer (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Man Waiting in Frohman's Office (uncredited)
Reed Howes ... Critic (uncredited)
Fred Hueston ... Critic (uncredited)
Lilyan Irene ... Barmaid (uncredited)
Maurice Kelly ... Dance Specialty (uncredited)
Thomas Louden ... Rural Postman (uncredited)
Bob MacLean ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Charles Madrin ... Critic (uncredited)
Mickey Malloy ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Louis Manley ... Swivel Chair Lady (uncredited)
Matt Mattox ... Dance Specialty (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Beryl McCutcheon ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Leonard Mellen ... Critic (uncredited)
Tony Merlo ... Critic (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Private Detective (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Elite Club Diner (uncredited)
George Murray ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Hazard Newsberry ... Critic (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Ed (uncredited)
George Peters ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Moving Man (uncredited)
James Plato ... Critic (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Show Boat Orchestra Drummer (uncredited)
Lee Smith ... Critic (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Critic (uncredited)
Tom Stevenson ... Man with Parasol Idea (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Movie Studio Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
Irene Vernon ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Alice Wallace ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Don Wayson ... Private Detective (uncredited)
Lee Wilde ... Specialty (segment 'The Cat and the Fiddle') (uncredited)
Lyn Wilde ... Specialty (segment 'The Cat and the Fiddle') (uncredited)

Esther Williams ... Esther Williams (uncredited)
Larry Williams ... Critic (uncredited)
Douglas Wright ... Bull Clown (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Whorf 
Vincente Minnelli (Judy Garland numbers) (uncredited)
George Sidney (Hollywood finale sequence) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Guy Bolton (story)

George Wells (story adaptation)

Myles Connolly (screenplay) and
Jean Holloway (screenplay)

Produced by
Arthur Freed .... producer
 
Original Music by
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey (director of photography)
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel B. Cathcart 
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
Valles (costumes: men)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup creator
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles creator
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Richard Pefferle .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Peter Ballbusch .... montage
 
Music Department
Robert Alton .... direction and staging of musical numbers
Lennie Hayton .... musical director
Jerome Kern .... music composed by
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
Kay Thompson .... vocal arranger
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Roger Edens .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lennie Hayton .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Vincente Minnelli .... director: Judy Garland's numbers
Hermes Pan .... choreographer (uncredited)
Charles Walters .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
132 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1949) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | UK:U (original rating) (1947-2005) | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #11781)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Not all the singers in the film were featured on the 78-rpm soundtrack album released by MGM Records. Among those missing artists, both Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore were under contract to Columbia Records, which had in the marketplace 78-rpm platters of Frank's "Ol' Man River" (lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II), a recording (arranged and conducted by Axel Stordahl) cut on December 3, 1944; and Dinah (with Morris Stoloff's Orchestra) singing "They Didn't Believe Me" (lyrics by Herbert Reynolds), from Miss Shore's 78-rpm album, "A Date With Dinah," reviewed in the May 3, 1947 issue of Billboard magazine. Both Columbia sides have been transferred to Sony CDs: Mr. Sinatra's on a 1998 box set called "The Best of The Columbia Years: 1943-1952," and Miss Shore's on her 1991 collection of "16 Most Requested Songs." Represented on a film-score CD released in 2000 by The Soundtrack Factory, a Spanish label, are the two film recordings by Dinah and Frank, with the disc also featuring Dinah's rendition of the Oscar-winning song of 1941, "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (lyrics by Hammerstein). Other vocalist left off the MGM Records soundtrack set who were added to the Spanish CD include Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Ray McDonald, Lee and Lyn Wilde, Dorothy Patrick and Trudy Erwin (dubbing for Lucille Bremer).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the "Girl From Utah" segment Dinah shore is wearing a full skirt. She sits down and her skirt is bunched around her. There is a cut to the audience and then back to her. When it cuts back her skirt is now in a neat circle around her.See more »
Quotes:
Victor Herbert:[congratulating Jerome Kern on his composing ability] My boy, you've got a song to sing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Gray Matters (2006/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
How'd You Like to Spoon With Me?See more »

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
This a good movie musical of the '40's, 6 February 2005
Author: hughsfan from United States

I have always liked this movie and as time goes on it seems to be a bit dated but if you like Technicolor and musicals you will like this movie. Most of the stars are unfamiliar to audiences today and you must suspend your belief in this being a true story of Jerome Kern and just enjoy the music and dance. Great Judy Garland sequences and great color. Unfortunately, the movie's copyright has lapsed and you can only get inferior versions on DVD. Occasionally, TCM will show this film with a good print. Jerome Kern, by his own admission, was not very exciting, so having Robert Walker play him didn't harm the man's reputation. Good job by Van Heflin. The worst performance has to be the woman who plays Kern's wife. All musical numbers are well done and great entertainment. I recommend this for anyone who wants to see an old 40's musical, keeping in mind what audiences in those days liked and expected.

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