Alexander's Ragtime Band Trailer (1938)

Alexander's Ragtime Band offers a star-studded cast (Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, and Ethel Merman) in a sumptuous showcase for 29 fantastic Irving Berlin tunes, including the title song, "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Blue Skies," and "Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil." The music begins rolling in San Francisco, where classically trained violinist Roger Grant (Tyrone Power) flouts his aristocratic family conventions to take up ragtime. He starts a band with composer Charlie Dwyer (Don Ameche) and singer Stella Kirby (Alice Faye). Over the next 30 years, two members of this triangle fall in love, a different two get married, one goes away to war, and the band breaks up and gets back together again. The lead role is based on the lives of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Paul Whiteman. Director Henry King's Alexander's Ragtime Band was one of the first and is still one of the best "let's put on a show" films of all time. Love, loyalty, fame, jealousy, duty, honor, and country all play alongside each other as the spectacular cast bursts through this breathtaking showbiz epic.

Duration
3 min 43 sec

Views
11,314

Posted On
November 17, 2009
Director
Henry King

Writer
Irving Berlin

Studio
20th Century Fox

Release
August 16, 1938
Cast
Tyrone Power
Alice Faye
Don Ameche
Ethel Merman
Jack Haley
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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