Alexander's Ragtime Band
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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,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Irving Berlin's Alexander's Ragtime Band is a grand filmusical which stirs and thrills, a medley of more than 30 pieces, selected from some 600 which Berlin has composed."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Easily a tune every few minutes, all reliably executed, but the film's insistence on musical comprehensiveness leaves room only for the barest of character development."
‑ J. Alan Speer, Apollo Guide
"28 of Irving Berlin's greatest songs make this energetic, handsomely mounted production a must-see for musical fans."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Great fun."
‑ , Film4
"Despite Tyrone Powers' stiff turn in the lead, Henry King's Depression-era musical is well-crafted, boasting 28 of Irving Berlin's greatest hits, some nicely performed by Alice Faye at her prime."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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