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The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

The homespun humorist and social critic starts as a cowboy and goes on to vaudeville, movies, radio.

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A film biography of American humorist Will Rogers of Oklahoma. It captures the highlights of his life from Oklahoma ranch life to traveling the world in search adventure and a life as a performer in vaudeville. Portrayed by Will Rogers, Jr. He has the sound and character to be his father--the Cherokee Kid, Will Rogers.

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26 July 1952 (USA)  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Janaury 12, 1953 with Will Rogers Jr. and Jane Wyman reprising their film roles. See more »

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Features Everybody Sing (1938) See more »

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Through a Thousand Dreams
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by the chorus of the 1916 Ziegfeld Follies
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GREAT MOVIE ABOUT A GREAT AMERICAN
22 March 2002 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

It is a shame that no video is available for this movie. Fortunately, I was able to tape it on TCM several years ago. This movie tells the story of Will Rogers based on his wife's Colliers Magazine story. It begins in Olaga, OK and tells his story from cowboy, to Rodeo entertainer, to Ziegfeld Follies Star , to Motion Pictures and finally to a Radio personality and Newspaper Columnist. Very well acted with Rogers son, Will, Jr. giving a very convincing performance, as his father, with equal performances by Jane Wyman as his wife and Carl Benton Reid as his Father. One sequence deals with the Democratic National Convention in 1932, in which Rogers was nominated for President on a "favorite son" ballot. If you are a fan of Will Rogers, I highly recommend this film, and urge you to request and lobby that it be available on Video.


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