The Story of Will Rogers

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The Story of Will Rogers
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Directed by Michael Curtiz
Produced by Robert Arthur
Starring Will Rogers, Jr.
Jane Wyman
Slim Pickens
Noah Beery, Jr.
Steve Brodie
Eddie Cantor
Music by Victor Young
Cinematography Wilfred M. Cline
Edited by Folmar Blangstead
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • 1952 (1952)
Running time
109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million[1]
Box office $2.65 million (US rentals)[2]

The Story of Will Rogers is a 1952 movie biography of humorist and movie star Will Rogers, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Will Rogers, Jr. as his father. The supporting cast features Jane Wyman, Slim Pickens, Noah Beery, Jr., Steve Brodie, and Eddie Cantor. Bing Crosby secretly made a screen test for the lead role available for viewing at the Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles but was deemed too different in persona from Rogers to play the part.



The film depicts Rogers' father, Clem Rogers, as being part of the Oklahoma delegation at the 1932 Democratic National Convention, despite the fact that Clem Rogers had died in 1911.


  1. ^ 109 Million Techni Sked: Budgets for Pix: Warner, Variety 18 February 1948 p 14
  2. ^ 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953

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