Will Rogers was an American actor, vaudeville performer, comedian and newspaper columnist best known for his clever yet witty content on political and social issues as well as figures. His journey began as a vaudeville performer. A popular gig at New Amsterdam in 1916 got him the opportunity to perform ‘Ziegfeld Follies’ which eventually got him into films. He made his film debut in the 1918 film ‘Laughing Bill Hyde.’ He played the title role in the film. He went on to appear in around 50 silent films about 12 sound films. He became one of the highest paid actors of his time, appearing in films such as ‘Almost a Husband’ (1919), ‘A Poor Relation’ (1921), ‘The Headless Horseman’ (1922), ‘David Harum’ (1934) and ‘Life Begins at 40’ (1935). ‘In Old Kentucky (1935) was the final film of his career. He came to be known as ‘Oklahoma's Favorite Son.’
A Louisiana con man decides to enter a race with his steamboat, not only to win the prize but also to locate an eyewitness, who is crucial to exonerating his nephew, wrongly sentenced to death for murder.
Based on the eponymous novel by Phil Stong, the film is the first of three released versions. The story follows four members of a farmer family preparing for a visit to the State Fair; the parents hoping to win prizes for their boar and pickles and the children looking for romance. While they all have a grand time at the fir site, something they did not plan also takes place.
A Hollywood agent visits a small town where many of the residents are aspiring actors. He meets one of them, whose name is Peggy, a beautician, but her father forbids her to pursue acting as a career. Soon, the whole town gets together to plan a play, and Peggy along with her mother, who also wanted to be an actress, join forces to work on their dream.
A small-town maverick doctor finds himself in a fix when he fails to save a young girl. With the locals turned against him, he must contain a typhoid outbreak to prove his mettle. The iconic Will Rogers plays Dr Bull in this comedy from the 1930s.
Stand Up and Cheer! is a 1934 American musical film, which revolves around the former US President Franklin Roosevelt, who in order to cheer out his people still suffering through the Depression, appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement.