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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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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
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)

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Trivia:
In the release print, two of the Jerome Kern songs were edited to remove their verses: Judy Garland's production number "Who?" (lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto A. Harbach), and Virginia O'Brien's "Life Upon the Wicked Stage" (lyrics by Mr. Hammerstein). Recordings with the verses (but just a partial verse for Miss Garland, and also a less-elaborate last chorus without the film's choir) were made available on the MGM Records soundtrack album. In the CD era, both prerecordings with their verses are presented on a soundtrack disc from the British label Prism.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Kern goes to see Sally at Club Elite in Memphis, he hasn't written Show Boat yet. Therefore, it would be before 1927. However, the song she performs with Van Johnson, "I Won't Dance", wasn't written by Kern until 1935.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 Glorious Technicolor (1998) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Last Time I Saw ParisSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
a ten ton bon bon, 9 September 2006
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

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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