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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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
Charles W. Fairbanks was not the Vice President of the United States when he was running with Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. He was a Senator from Indiana and was chosen as Roosevelt's running mate that year. Roosevelt was Vice President when he succeeded to the presidency upon William McKinley's assassination and he had no Vice President for his first term of office. 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 Forty Deuce
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Words & Music by Randy Newman
Sung by Jennifer Warnes See more