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Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

106 min - Drama, Music, Romance - 24 May 1938
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Roger Grant, a classical violinist, disappoints his family and teacher when he organizes a jazz band, but he and the band become successful. Roger falls in love with his singer Stella, but his reluctance to lose her leads him to thwart her efforts to become a solo star. When the World War separates them in 1917, Stella marries Roger's best friend Charlie. Roger comes home after the war and an important concert at Carnegie Hall brings the corners of the romantic triangle together.

Director:  Henry King
Writers:  Irving Berlin, Kathryn Scola
Stars:  Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman, Jack Haley, Jean Hersholt, Helen Westley, John Carradine, Paul Hurst, Wally Vernon, Ruth Terry, Douglas Fowley, Chick Chandler, Eddie Collins, Joseph Crehan, Charles Williams, Robert Gleckler, Dixie Dunbar, Joe King, Charles Coleman, Stanley Andrews, Selmer Jackson, A.S. Byron, Lon Chaney Jr., James Flavin, Eddie Hall, Frank O'Connor, Marjorie Woodworth

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Storyline

Roger Grant, a classical violinist, disappoints his family and teacher when he organizes a jazz band, but he and the band become successful. Roger falls in love with his singer Stella, but his reluctance to lose her leads him to thwart her efforts to become a solo star. When the World War separates them in 1917, Stella marries Roger's best friend Charlie. Roger comes home after the war and an important concert at Carnegie Hall brings the corners of the romantic triangle together.



Tagline: An American Cavalcade!

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  24 May 1938

Box Office

Budget:  $2,000,000
Revenue:  $4,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 46 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ART DIRECTION — Bernard Herzbrun, Boris Leven
FILM EDITING — Barbara McLean
MUSIC (Scoring) — Alfred Newman – WON
MUSIC (Song) — “Now It Can Be Told,”
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — 20th Century-Fox
WRITING (Original Story) — Irving Berlin


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