till the clouds roll by (1946) franck sinatra et
judy garland V. Anglaise
La véritable histoire du célèbre compositeur Jerome Kern. Lors de la première représentation de la comédie musicale Showbaot à Broadway, le légendaire compositeur Jerome Kern se remémore avec émotion ses débuts et les différentes étapes de sa prestigieuse carrière...
- Titre : La Pluie qui chante
- Titre original : Till the Clouds Roll By
- Réalisation : Richard Whorf
- Réalisation non créditée : Vincente Minnelli séquences avec Judy Garland, Robert Alton séquences musicales et George Sidney réalisation du final
- Scénario : Myles Connolly et Jean Holloway d'après une histoire de Guy Bolton
- Adaptation : George Wells
- Production: Arthur Freed
- Société de production : MGM
- Musique : Jerome Kern
- Musique additionnelle (non crédité) : Conrad Salinger
- Chorégraphie et arrangements musicaux : Robert Alton, Kay Thompson et Vincente Minnelli pour Judy Garland
- Directeurs de la photographie : George Folsey et Harry Stradling Sr.
- Montage : Albert Akst
- Direction artistique : Cedric Gibbons et Daniel B. Cathcart
- Directeur de plateau : Edwin B. Willis
- Costumes : Irene, Helen Rose et Valles
- Pays d'origine : États-Unis
- Langue : anglais
- Genre : film musical
- Couleur : Technicolor - Son : Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
- Durée : 132 minutes
- Sortie : États-Unis New York
- Robert Walker : Jerome Kern
- Lucille Bremer : Sally Hessler
- Judy Garland : Marilyn Miller
- Van Heflin : James I. Hessler
- Dorothy Patrick : Eva Kern
- Harry Hayden : Charles Frohman
- Paul Langton : Oscar Hammerstein II
- Russell Hicks : Le producteur
- Bruce Cowling : Steve Baker
- Mary Nash : Mme Muller
Acteurs dans des numéros musicaux :
- June Allyson
- Gower Champion
- Cyd Charisse
- Kathryn Grayson
- Lena Horne
- Van Johnson
- Angela Lansbury
- Tony Martin
- Dinah Shore
- Frank Sinatra
- Esther Williams
- Virginia O'Brien
Actrices non créditées :
Autour du film
- Le sujet du film est la vie et l’œuvre du compositeur américain Jerome Kern. Le producteur Arthur Freed conçut le projet dès 1940 et il fallut deux ans pour acquérir les droits de reproduction des partitions de l’auteur. Jerome Kern mourut le 11 novembre 1945 d’une crise cardiaque bien avant la sortie du film.
- C'est la sixième apparition cinématographique de Frank Sinatra.
- Les numéros de Judy Garland sont dirigés par Vincente Minnelli
Till The Clouds Roll By is a 1946 Technicolor American musical film made by MGM. It is a fictionalized biopic of composer Jerome Kern, portrayed by Robert Walker. Kern was originally involved with the production of it, but died before it was completed. It has a large cast of well-known musical stars of the day who appear performing Kern's songs. It was the first in a series of MGM biopics about Broadway's composers; it was followed by Words and Music (Rodgers and Hart, 1948), Three Little Words (Kalmar and Ruby, 1950), and Deep in My Heart (Sigmund Romberg, 1954).
The film is in the public domain due to MGM failing to renew its copyright.
- Robert Walker as Jerome Kern
- June Allyson as Herself/Jane in Leave It to Jane
- Lucille Bremer as Sally Hessler
- Judy Garland as Marilyn Miller
- Kathryn Grayson as Magnolia Hawks in Show Boat/Herself
- Van Heflin as James I. Hessler
- Lena Horne as Julie LaVerne in Show Boat/Herself
- Dorothy Patrick as Eva Kern
- Van Johnson as bandleader in Elite Club
- Tony Martin as Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat/Himself
- Dinah Shore as Herself
- Frank Sinatra as Himself
- Gower Champion as Specialty dancer in Roberta
- Cyd Charisse as Specialty dancer in Roberta
- Angela Lansbury as London specialty
- Ray McDonald as Dance Specialty in Oh, Boy! and Leave It to Jane
- Virginia O'Brien as Ellie Mae in Show Boat/Herself
- Joan Wells as Young Sally Hessler
- Harry Hayden as Charles Frohman
- Paul Langton as Oscar Hammerstein II
- Paul Maxey as Victor Herbert
- Esther Williams makes a cameo appearance
- Sally Forrest and Mary Hatcher make appearances as "chorus girls".
- Kathryn Grayson reprised the role of Magnolia Hawks in MGM's film adaptation of Show Boat, released in 1951.
The working title for the film was "As the Clouds Roll By". Gene Kelly was originally intended to play Kern, with Gloria deHaven, Jacqueline White, Imogene Carpenter, a stage actress, and Jeanette MacDonald in major parts. None appeared in the film.
The first 15 minutes of the film consist of a condensed adaptation of Act I of Show Boat, with the order of some of the songs shifted - "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" is sung after "Life upon the Wicked Stage", and "Ol' Man River" was used as an Act I Finale, dissimilar to the show. "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" as sung by Lena Horne was filmed, like many of her other musical numbers in MGM films, so that it could be easily eliminated by sensitive Southern distributors.
When the film started production in the fall of 1945, Judy Garland was signed as Broadway singer-dancer Marilyn Miller, having just returned to California after a long New York honeymoon with her new husband, director Vincente Minnelli. Soon after, Kern returned to New York towards the end of October and died in November 1945.
During the six months that it took to shoot the film, producer Arthur Freed had to come up with one director after another. Lemuel Ayers, a set designer, was originally scheduled to make his directorial debut on the film, but was replaced by Busby Berkeley late in August 1945. Meanwhile, Minnelli – who, it was rumored at the time, would be taking over the direction of the film – was shooting Garland's sequences even before the beginning of principal photography, as she was pregnant and expected to give birth in March 1946; her shooting was completed on November 8, 1945. By the time full shooting began in the middle of December, Berkeley had been replaced by Henry Koster, who was also replaced after a short period by Richard Whorf. Whorf ended up receiving the onscreen directorial credit. There was a break in production from some time in January 1946 to the middle of March of that year.
The film includes two versions of "Ol' Man River" - the first sung by Caleb Peterson and an African-American chorus as part of the Show Boat medley, and the second, a "crooner version" by Frank Sinatra, featured as the grand finale.