Till the Clouds Roll By

Till the Clouds Roll By

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Director: Richard Whorf

Cast: June Allyson, Robert Walker, Judy Garland

     
 

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Richard Whorf's biopic of Jerome Kern, Till Clouds Roll By, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include trivia, biographies, and aSee more details below

Overview

Richard Whorf's biopic of Jerome Kern, Till Clouds Roll By, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include trivia, biographies, and a replication of the original lobby poster. This Madacy release is highly recommended to fans of the glory days of Hollywood.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Till the Clouds Roll By is useless as biography -- but what else is new where Hollywood and musical biopics are concerned? The problem is that, as with so many other useless musical biographies, it's also of no interest as drama. To fashion the plot of the musical, the creators might as easily have simply written down every clichéd situation they could think of, put them in a fishbowl, and drawn them out to see what order they would put them in. Under the circumstances, it's hard to ask much of the actors; suffice it to say that Robert Walker does the best he can under the circumstances, Lucille Bremer does somewhat less than the best she can, and Van Heflin actually manages to rise above things a bit. Musically, of course, things are much brighter, with some terrific contributions from Judy Garland, Lena Horne, and Dinah Shore (and a much-too-short dance from Cyd Charisse and Gower Champion). Some of the other performers do not fare as well, such as Tony Martin and Kathryn Grayson; while Frank Sinatra certainly sounds good, his interpretation of "Ol' Man River" leaves a lot to be desired. Still, it's hard to beat Jerome Kern's music, even when presented in less-than-perfect circumstances.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2001
UPC:
0018713812063
Original Release:
1946
Rating:
NR
Source:
Good Times Video
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
2:15:00
Sales rank:
55,622

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
June Allyson Guest Performer
Robert Walker Jerome Kern
Judy Garland Marilyn Miller
Lucille Bremer Sally
Gower Champion Dance Specialty
Cyd Charisse Dance Specialty
Joan Wells Sally as a girl
Bruce Cowling Steve
Van Heflin James I. Hessler
Paul Langton Oscar Hammerstein II
Dorothy Patrick Mrs. Jerome Kern
Byron Foulger Frohman's Secretary
William Halligan Capt. Andy
Lena Horne Julie
Johnny Johnston Finale
Van Johnson Band Leader
Maurice Kelly Dance Specialties
Angela Lansbury Guest
Tony Martin Revenal
Paul Maxey Victor Herbert
Ray McDonald Guest Performer
Mary Nash Mrs. Muller
Virginia O'Brien Ellie
Caleb Peterson Joe
William "Bill" Phillips Hennessey
Frank Sinatra Finale
Ray Teal Orchestra Conductor
John Alban Actor
Jean Andren Secretary
Stanley Andrews Doctor
Lee Bennett Stage Door Johnnies
Margaret Bert Maid
Wesley Brent Showgirl
Alma Carroll Actor
Lucille Casey Actor
Ann Codee Miss Laroche
James Darrell Actor
Harry Denny Actor
Elspeth Dudgeon Actor
Ralph Dunn Moving Man
Dick Earle Actor
James Finlayson Candy Vendor
William Forrest Motion Picture Director
Sally Forrest Actor
Mary Jane French Actor
Herschel Graham Actor
Kathryn Grayson Magnolia
Charles Griffin Opening Night Critic
Mary Hatcher Chorus Girl
Herbert Heywood Stagehand
Russell Hicks Motion Picture Producer
Reed Howes Actor
Fred Hueston Actor
Lilyan Irene Barmaid
Larry Williams Actor
Thomas Louden Rural Postman
Mickey Malloy Actor
Louis Manley Swivel Chair Lady
Frank McClure Actor
Beryl McCutcheon Actor
Bob McLean Actor
Tony Merlo Actor
Howard Mitchell Detective
George Murray Actor
Robert E. O'Connor Clerk
George Peters Actor
Lee Phelps Actor
Lee Smith Actor
Larry Steers Actor
Tom Stevenson Genius
Irene Vernon Actor
Alice Wallace Actor
Don Wayson Actor
Wilde Twins Specialty
Esther Williams Cameo
Rex Evans Cecil Keller

Technical Credits
Richard Whorf Director
Kay Thompson Arranger
Albert Akst Editor
Robert Alton Choreography
Guy Bolton Screenwriter
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Myles Connolly Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Roger Edens Score Composer
George Folsey Cinematographer
Arthur Freed Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Lennie Hayton Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Jean Holloway Screenwriter
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Conrad Salinger Score Composer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Irene Valles Costumes/Costume Designer
George Wells Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Chapter 1 [10:17]
2. Chapter 2 [9:52]
3. Chapter 3 [14:38]
4. Chapter 4 [10:17]
5. Chapter 5 [11:32]
6. Chapter 6 [10:51]
7. Chapter 7 [13:28]
8. Chapter 8 [8:42]
9. Chapter 9 [14:10]
10. Chapter 10 [10:25]
11. Chapter 11 [8:53]
12. Chapter 12 [12:06]

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