Alexander's Ragtime Band
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

A 1938 classic musical that showcases 28 of Irving Berlin's most memorable ragtime tunes begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music. It's a story of love, war and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 16, 1938
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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.

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J. Alan Speer
Apollo Guide

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.

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TV Guide

28 of Irving Berlin's greatest songs make this energetic, handsomely mounted production a must-see for musical fans.

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Great fun.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie has a great cast, but it was so boring I couldn't watch it all.
William Dunmyer
"Alexander's Ragtime Band" was another Best Picture nominee in 1938. It was a showcase for Irving Berlin's music, which was such a sensation… More
John Ballantine
A fun film but a little inconsistent. There were some truly memorable films in the thirties and ones that get steady airplay. I found this one hard to find and… More