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The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 26 July 1952 (USA)
The homespun humorist and social critic starts as a cowboy and goes on to vaudeville, movies, radio.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Frank Davis (screenplay), Stanley Roberts (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Will Rogers Jr. ... Will Rogers
Jane Wyman ... Betty Rogers
Carl Benton Reid ... Senator Clem Rogers
Eve Miller ... Cora Marshall
James Gleason ... Bert Lynn
Slim Pickens ... Dusty Donovan
Noah Beery Jr. ... Wiley Post
Mary Wickes ... Mrs. Foster
Steve Brodie ... Dave Marshall
Pinky Tomlin ... Orville James
Margaret Field Margaret Field ... Sally Rogers
Eddie Cantor ... Eddie Cantor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Todd Karns ... 1st Mechanic (scenes deleted)
Dub Taylor ... Actor (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A film biography of American humorist Will Rogers of Oklahoma. It captures the highlights of his life from Oklahoma ranch life to traveling the world in search adventure and a life as a performer in vaudeville. Portrayed by Will Rogers, Jr. He has the sound and character to be his father--the Cherokee Kid, Will Rogers.

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He Put a Grin on the Face of the World! See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Will Rogers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Janaury 12, 1953 with Will Rogers Jr. and Jane Wyman reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Will Rogers leaves on his flight to Alaska in 1935 the plane that he and Wiley Post are flying is a Vultee BT-13 or -15 (depending on the engine used), an aircraft that didn't come into use until 1940. In the background as they are taking off are Boeing 377s (or C-97s), which debuted in the mid-1940s. See more »

Quotes

Will Rogers: Well it looks like the women are finally gonna get the vote. A lot of men say they shouldn't be trusted with it. Seems kind of silly to stop trustin' them now after eatin' their cookin' for 4000 years.
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Connections

Edited from Look for the Silver Lining (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Swanee
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Performed by Al Jolson
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This is a very good movie
12 July 2008 | by yahn1953See all my reviews

I agree with the previous commenter about how good this movie is and would love to see it available on video. This movie was made in 1952 and starred Will Rogers Jr. It showed Will Rogers Jr, as his father, doing some performance on Broadway as well as some of the fund-raisers he did during the depression and more of the movies he made in Hollywood. However this website is showing a picture of a movie made in 1961, narrated by Bob Hope, and it is NOT the same movie that they are describing. The one narrated by Bob Hope, is available on video (dvd), and although it is a good biographical movie of Will Rogers, it is NOT the one starring Will Rogers Jr, or any of the other stars listed on this web site. They need to remove that picture as it can cause some confusion for some people.


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