|Actors:||Van Heflin, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer|
A fascinating and colorful screen biography of Jerome Kern (Robert Walker). It starts with the opening night of his smash hit 'Showboat' and flashes back to his beginnings as an almost penniless songwriter. The film follows his friendship with James I. Hessler and journeys to England where the best songwriters are reputed to be, and where he finds his early successes - and the future Mrs Kern (Dorothy Patrick). After some difficult times in the USA he collaborates with Oscar Hammerstein II; the result being the classic adaptation of Edna Ferber's 'Showboat'. A host of Hollywood's finest talent performs Kern's songs that include, 'Make Believe', 'Cotton Blossom', 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man', 'The Last Time I Saw Paris', 'Cleopatterer', 'They Didn't Believe Me', 'I Won't Dance', 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes' and, of course, 'Till The Clouds Roll By' plus many, many more. The picture's grand finale features Frank Sinatra singing 'Ol' Man River' - This is one huge and lavish musical feast; great entertainment.