His Aunt Sophie (Helen Westley) and his teacher Professor Heinrich (Jean Hersholt) are sure that Roger Grant (Tyrone Power) will be a famous classical violinist, but Roger's more interested in popular music. He and his friend, pianist Charlie (Don Ameche), audition at a saloon in San Francisco's Barbary Coast, using sheet music left by singer Stella Kirby (Alice Faye), which had been sent to her by a friend in New York, Irving Berlin. The number, "Alexander's Ragtime Band," proves to be a sensation, and Stella goes along with Charlie's plea to sing with the band, which soon becomes famous for its ragtime numbers. Charlie has fallen in love with Stella by the time they open at the Cliff House, but he soon realizes that she and Roger are in love. Stella is invited to New York by a famous producer, but Roger's against this, and angrily fires her, so Charlie quits, too. When Roger returns from World War I, he meets Stella, only to learn she and Charlie have been married for a year. Another year passes, and Charlie and Davey have formed a new band with Jerry Allen (Ethel Merman) as their lead singer. Charlie knows Stella still loves Roger, so he divorces her, but Roger sails for Europe with the new band. Back in New York, Roger is set for a major concert in swing at Carnegie Hall. Charlie tells Roger about the divorce, and that Stella still loves him. Unable to get a ticket, Stella listens to the concert in a cab. Explaining that he is playing it for one particular person, Roger and his band perform "Alexander's Ragtime Band" as their encore, bringing Stella into the theater, where she's reconciled with Roger. He brings her onstage to perform the number with his band.
Closed Caption; Commentary by film score restorationist Ray Fiola; 3 deleted scenes; "Alice Faye: The Star Next Door" as seen on Biography on the A&E network; Movietone news footage; Theatrical trailer; Full frame format (1.33:1); Audio: English stereo, English mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish
Side #1 -- 1. Main Titles/ The Fairmont [2:55] 2. Dirty Eddie's [3:29] 3. Alexander's Ragtime Band [4:22] 4. Disappointed [2:26] 5. Opening Night Jitters [2:21] 6. Everybody's Doin' It Now [3:29] 7. A Lady [1:54] 8. Now It Can Be Told [1:40] 9. Big Boy [8:13] 10. This Is The Life [3:51] 11. When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam' [2:19] 12. Good News, Bad News [1:19] 13. They're In The Army Now [3:47] 14. Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning [4:41] 15. Orders [2:39] 16. A Nasty Surprise [4:25] 17. A Selfless Act [:22] 18. Going Away Party [7:08] 19. Blue Skies [6:34] 20. Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil [4:09] 21. Bowing Out [3:01] 22. My Walking Stick [1:28] 23. Remember [1:13] 24. Everybody Step [1:12] 25. All Alone [:55] 26. Proposal [1:10] 27. Still In Love [1:05] 28. Killing Time [:44] 29. Easter Parade [1:32] 30. Sold Out [4:10] 31. Heat Wave [4:47] 32. Reunion/ End Titles [1:22]
Side #1 -- Play Language Selection Spoken Languages English Mono English Stereo Commentary Subtitles English Spanish Subtitles: None Scene Selection Special Features Audio Commentary by Ray Faiola: On Audio Commentary by Ray Faiola: Off Deleted Scenes Some Sunny Day In My Harem Marching Along With Time Biography: Alice Faye Fox Movietone News Sensational London Premiere of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" Studio Classics Three Coins in the Fountain How to Steal a Million Still Gallery Theatrical Trailer