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Director:
Writers:
Guy Bolton (story)
George Wells (story)
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Release Date:
3 January 1947 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The mammoth musical of Jerome Kern's dramatic life story!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An interesting film where MGM was at the highest of heights See more (53 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

June Allyson ... June Allyson / Jane (segment: "Leave It to Jane")

Lucille Bremer ... Sally Hessler

Judy Garland ... Marilyn Miller

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

Van Heflin ... James I. Hessler

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

Van Johnson ... Bandleader in Elite Club

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

Dinah Shore ... Dinah Shore

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") / Ray McDonald

Mary Nash ... Mrs. Muller

Virginia O'Brien ... Ellie May Shipley (segment "Show Boat") / Virginia O'Brien
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)
Arnet Amos ... Parade member / singer (uncredited)
Jean Andren ... Secretary (uncredited)

Stanley Andrews ... Doctor (uncredited)
Gloria Joy Arden ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Lee Bennett ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Maid (uncredited)

Edward Biby ... Critic (uncredited)
Norman Borine ... Specialty Dancer (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)
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)
Herb Lurie ... Dancer (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)
Bert May ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Eric Mayne ... Club Elite Patron (uncredited)
Beryl McCutcheon ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Frank McLure ... Stage Door Johnny (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)
J. Lewis 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)
Lawrence A. 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)

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Trivia:
During the "Who?" segment Judy Garland and the chorus move smoothly down the staircase. They did this by standing on a slide that was hydraulically controlled. It was supposed to ease to a stop at the bottom but, instead, stopped abruptly. There is a quick cut that partly hides this but it can still be seen as everyone suddenly gives a little lurch just before the cut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Let's Dance (2009/II)See more »
Soundtrack:
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
An interesting film where MGM was at the highest of heights, 12 May 2005
Author: greatbritain1989 from United Kingdom

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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