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Alexander's Ragtime Band

1938 film by Henry King

Alexander's Ragtime Band

Released 1938 (84 years, 10 months ago)

Director Henry King
Duration 108 minutes
Awards Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment
Genre romantic comedy and musical film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Story, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Academy Award for Best Production Design and Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment
Composer Irving Berlin
Production company 20th Century Fox
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Lamar Trotti, Darryl F. Zanuck and Irving Berlin
Producer Darryl F. Zanuck

About Alexander's Ragtime Band

Alexander's Ragtime Band, released in 1938, is a musical drama film directed by Henry King and starring Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, and Don Ameche. The film tells the story of a young musician who rises to fame during the ragtime era and the love triangle that develops between him, his former love interest, and his new muse.

The film's soundtrack features classic ragtime tunes such as "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Blue Skies," and "Heat Wave," performed by the talented cast. The film was a box office success and received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

Despite its success, the film has been criticized for its romanticized portrayal of the ragtime era and its lack of historical accuracy. However, it remains a beloved classic and a testament to the enduring popularity of ragtime music.

Overall, Alexander's Ragtime Band is a charming and entertaining film that captures the spirit of a bygone era. Its catchy tunes and memorable performances make it a must-see for fans of classic Hollywood musicals.


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