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The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

 -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  26 July 1952 (USA)
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Credited cast:
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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Cheyenne
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
First tune played at the Madison Square Garden show
Played often as Will's show business theme
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Hi, I'm Will Rogers
8 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Will Rogers, Jr. stars as his own father Will Rogers in what many critics say is one of the best of movie biographies ever. Will, Jr. even asked that nothing be added to over-dramatize or embellish the storyline of the movie. He wanted his father to speak for himself. That's what they said on TCM. If you love film biographies, or like Jane Wyman, or if you have never heard of Will Rogers and want to know more about him, then you're in for a treat. Costarring James Gleason, Slim Pickens, Mary Wickes and Eddie Cantor as himself, this film has more heart and respect for its subject matter in one minute, than a lot of other movie biographies have in the whole film, especially musical biographies. This film shows how one man made a difference in the lives of others by being himself and that he is still being loved and remembered today.


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