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The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

 -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  26 July 1952 (USA)
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Will Rogers Jr. ...
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Betty Rogers
Carl Benton Reid ...
Senator Clem Rogers
Eve Miller ...
Cora Marshall
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Bert Lynn
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Dusty Donovan
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Mrs. Foster
Steve Brodie ...
Dave Marshall
Pinky Tomlin ...
Orville James
Margaret Field ...
Sally Rogers
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Eddie Cantor
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A História de Will Rogers  »

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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 »

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Home on the Range
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Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Played at the beginning and during the opening credits
Sung at the Rogers party and used often in the score
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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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