The Story of Will Rogers

The Story of Will Rogers

Director:  Cast: Bob Hope

DVD (Black & White)

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The Story of Will Rogers

The fascinating life of lasso-twirling funnyman Will Rogers is explored in this documentary narrated by comic legend Bob Hope and originally aired as part of NBC's Project Twenty series in 1961. Originally rising to fame as a lariat trickster for Texas Jack's Wild West Circus, Rogers' irreverent, off-the-cuff quips soon gained greater popularity than his eye-popping rope skills. In this well-researched documentary, newsreel sequences, archival appearances, photographs, and home movie footage converge to paint both an intimate portrait of the beloved cowboy philosopher, and explore the remarkable impact he had on legions of loving fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2003
UPC: 0016351090591
Original Release: 1961
Source: Shanachie
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:00:00
Sales rank: 68,272

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Narrator

Technical Credits

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Play Program [3:25]
2. Sassy Spokesman for Common Man [6:09]
3. Early Years in Oklahoma [2:26]
4. The Ropin' Fool [2:03]
5. Headliner at Ziegfeld Follies [6:07]
6. Hollywood's Favorite Hayseed [5:54]
7. "All I Know Is What I Read in the Papers" [6:27]
8. Passion for Airplanes [7:16]
9. Will Rogers for President [3:41]
10. Fateful Flight With Wiley Post [3:40]
11. A Nation Grieves [4:02]

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