The story runs in the 1910's New York. Coalhouse Walker Jr. is a black piano player. He has won fame and fortune playing with a jazz band. Some white men do not like this situation, and one day they assault him and spoil his brand new car. Walker tries by all means to get justice, without an answer... Written by
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was Ragtime
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Did You Know?
This film reunited James Cagney
(coming out of a 20-year retirement following One, Two, Three
(1961)) with Pat O'Brien
, his frequent co-star from the 1930s and 1940s. It was the last theatrical film for both of them. See more
While negotiating with Coalhouse Walker Jr., the earpiece hook on the phone hangs in the off position while Conklin is talking. See more
This little piggy went wee weee wee wee all the way to the bank.
Referenced in Remembering 'Ragtime'
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Words & Music by Randy Newman
Sung by Jennifer Warnes See more