The dramatized life of immortal humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River until his death in 1910 shortly after Halley's Comet returned.
Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to ... See full summary »
Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.
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.
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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