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
Michel Rudoy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Young, beautiful, passionate, and scandalous. She was America in the time of "Ragtime."
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Did You Know?
Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz
facilitated the filmmakers' use of Mount Kisco, New York's Mutual Fire Company's station in the filming of the firehouse sequences. Mankiewicz was a local resident. See more
In the scene where Sarah is in the back of the crowd at the train station, trying to listen to Vice President Fairbanks, a small 50-star American flag can be seen to the right of her. The 50-star flag was not official until 4 July 1960. See more
I design fireworks. That's my job.
[the black anarchists laugh in derision
. I can make bombs.
[They stop laughing and take him seriously
Referenced in Remembering 'Ragtime'
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Words & Music by Randy Newman
Sung by Jennifer Warnes See more