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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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
One of the pre-WWI newspaper headlines refers to Vice-President Charles Curtis. Curtis served as Herbert Hoover's VP and was not elected until 1928. See more
[refering to the anarchists in the library
Well, Mr. Elliot, why don't you go in and have a word with them?
I beg your pardon?
Just explain the value of the library, see what they want, that sort of thing.
That hardly seems like the appropriate response, Mr. Waldo, and if you're making a joke at my expense, I assure you there's nothing amusing about my responsibilities as the curator of Mr. Morgan's library.
Mr. Elliot, as long as those guys are in there, you're not curator of anything!
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Words & Music by Randy Newman
Sung by Jennifer Warnes See more