Till the Clouds Roll By
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MGM's Till the Clouds Roll By is the musicalized, and highly fictionalized, life story of beloved composer Jerome Kern, who gave his blessing to the production shortly before his death in 1946. As played by a gray-templed Robert Walker, Kern is a likeable but none too exciting sort who expresses his emotions through his music. Constructed in the form of an extended flashback, the story proper begins at the turn of the century, as Kern tries to peddle his ditties to disinterested Broadway producers. His efforts to interest impresario Charles Frohman (Harry Hayden) go nowhere because Frohman… More

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"OK Jerome Kern musical, with some well done Vincente Minnelli musical numbers added to the mix."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Flat biopic of Jerome Kern salvaged by some production numbers."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Star-packed MGM musical is more about Jerome Kern's music than Kern himself."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"MGM's bland musical biopics about Kern distorts basic facts, and lacks energy and imagination; the only good sequences feature Judy Garland and are staged by then husband Vincente Minnelli."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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