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The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

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109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The homespun humorist and social critic starts as a cowboy and goes on to vaudeville, movies, radio.
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Frank Davis (screenplay) | Stanley Roberts (screenplay) | Jack Moffitt (adaptation) (as John C. Moffitt) | Betty Blake Rogers (magazine story) (as Mrs. Will Rogers)
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Updated Jul 17, 1952

Release date
Jul 26, 1952 (United States)

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101 cast members
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Will Rogers Jr.
Will Rogers Will Rogers   See fewer
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Jane Wyman
Betty Rogers Betty Rogers   See fewer
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Carl Benton Reid
Senator Clem Rogers Senator Clem Rogers   See fewer
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Eve Miller
Cora Marshall Cora Marshall   See fewer
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James Gleason
Bert Lynn Bert Lynn   See fewer
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Slim Pickens
Dusty Donovan Dusty Donovan   See fewer
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Noah Beery Jr.
Wiley Post Wiley Post   See fewer
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Mary Wickes
Mrs. Foster Mrs. Foster   See fewer
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Steve Brodie
Dave Marshall Dave Marshall   See fewer
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Pinky Tomlin
Orville James Orville James   See fewer
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Margaret Field
Sally Rogers Sally Rogers   See fewer
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Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor Eddie Cantor   See fewer
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Todd Karns
1st Mechanic (scenes deleted) 1st Mechanic (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Dub Taylor
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Victor Adamson
Townsman Greeting Will (uncredited) Townsman Greeting Will (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Alton
Rodeo Spectator (uncredited) Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fern Barry
Okie (uncredited) Okie (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Barton
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Larry J. Blake
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Monte Blue
Oklahoma Delegate (uncredited) Oklahoma Delegate (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bose
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Marshall Bradford
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Fanny Brice
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Don Brodie
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Morgan Brown
Congressman Johnson (uncredited) Congressman Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Burnette
Young Jimmy (uncredited) Young Jimmy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Burns
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David Butler
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Charles Cane
Tom Bradley (uncredited) Tom Bradley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Carruthers
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Dick Cherney
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John Close
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James Conaty
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Robert Scott Correll
Younger Will Rogers, Jr. (uncredited) Younger Will Rogers, Jr. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo Curley
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Russell Custer
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Brian Daly
Tom McSpadden (uncredited) Tom McSpadden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmie Dodd
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Tom Dugan
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Nestor Eristoff
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William Forrest
Florenz Ziegfeld (uncredited) Florenz Ziegfeld (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carol Ann Gainey
Younger Mary Rogers (uncredited) Younger Mary Rogers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Gainey
Young Will Rogers, Jr. (uncredited) Young Will Rogers, Jr. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Gilmore
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Molly Glessing
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herschel Graham
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Howard Hagan
Freddie Welch (uncredited) Freddie Welch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Harris
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Joe Haworth
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Danny Jackson
Messenger Boy (uncredited) Messenger Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Jolson
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Madge Journeay
Honey Girl Kate (uncredited) Honey Girl Kate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Kane
Bradley (uncredited) Bradley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Kean
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Jack Kenny
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Earl Lee
President Woodrow Wilson (uncredited) President Woodrow Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Marr
Barker (uncredited) Barker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alphonse Martell
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Harold Miller
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Montie Montana
Trick Roping Double for Will Rogers Jr. (uncredited) Trick Roping Double for Will Rogers Jr. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Moody
Dr. Busheyhead (uncredited) Dr. Busheyhead (uncredited)   See fewer
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Foreigner (uncredited) Foreigner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Neill
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carol Nugent
Young Mary Rogers (uncredited) Young Mary Rogers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry, Assistant Director (uncredited) Harry, Assistant Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Pierce
Young Flier (uncredited) Young Flier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angi O. Poulos
Greek Cafe Owner (uncredited) Greek Cafe Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rod Rogers
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Rose
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cosmo Sardo
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Scott Seaton
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Allen D. Sewall
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucile Sewall
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Jack Shea
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Charles Sherlock
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Jay Silverheels
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Olan Soule
Howard (uncredited) Howard (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Sowards
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Forrest Taylor
Harry Hughes (uncredited) Harry Hughes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virgil S. Taylor
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Sam (uncredited) Sam (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 392 votes