Searching for a doctor who can help him get his son to speak again--the boy hadn't uttered a word since he saw his mother die in the fire that burned down the family home--a Confederate ... See full summary »
Olivia de Havilland,
Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »
Snooty concert pianist Eric Phillips is tired and beginning to fear he's losing his talent. His condition is not helped when he discovers he's the owner of an apartment building and the ... See full summary »
Francis Bernardone (Bradford Dillman) is the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, who gives up all his worldly goods to dedicate himself to God. Clare (Dolores Hart) is a young ... See full summary »
Tom Brewster, handy with a rope but not a gun, rides into town and mails his lawyer's exam. When his lack of ability with a gun is exposed, the town boss Turlock offers him the job of ... See full summary »
Will Rogers Jr.,
Lon Chaney Jr.
Jennifer Smith heads a "Consumer Reports"-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters a secret prototype submarine piloted by... See full summary »
At the 1932 Democratic Convention, Rogers is given a favorite son nomination for President, and his father is represented as being in the Oklahoma delegation. His father Clem Rogers died in 1911. See more »
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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