Tom Brewster, handy with a rope but not a gun, rides into town and mails his lawyer's exam. When his lack of ability with a gun is exposed, the town boss Turlock offers him the job of ... See full summary »
Will Rogers Jr.,
Lon Chaney Jr.
Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea, Emma, Kay and Ann - who live with him and his sister, the ... See full summary »
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. Soon, they've got several hits on Broadway, but De Sylva's ambition leads to friction ... See full summary »
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.
"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 »
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 »
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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This one is now out on DVD in the Warner Archives Collection. I saw this picture when it first came out - I was 11 at the time and I wanted to see if it held up in the ensuing 58 years, and I'm pleased to report it is just as entertaining and absorbing the second time around.
Such is not always the case. I did the same thing with "The High And The Mighty", and was disappointed at how trite and stagey the picture seemed when I saw it recently. But "Will Rogers" holds up, probably because it is a biography of a very famous American from the early part of the last century. Then as now, I was fascinated by what a dead ringer for his dad Will Rogers, Jr. was. I also think the movie benefited from a superior direction job.
Can I make one criticism? I didn't think Jane Wyman fit the part of a girlfriend/ wife from Oologah, Okla. She was too sophisticated, like a society chick from Riverside Drive who wouldn't bother with a bumpkin from Oologah. But that's just me.
In any case, this is worth buying and watching. I don't think it will be on TV any time soon as there are two scenes of Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson performing in blackface. Can't upset the PC crowd, you know.
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