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.
In a small town in the US, the publisher of a local newspaper finds himself in opposition to the local banker, when a young lad is possibly framed and jailed for a robbery from the bank.
Happy Days is a musical film which revolves around Margie, a singer who sings on a showboat. When she comes to know that the showboat is in financial trouble, she decides to travel to New York City. She tries to persuade the former stars of the boat to perform in a show, to collect funds and rescue the showboat from financial ruin.
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.
David Harum is a comedy film which takes us to a small town and tells the story of the rivalry between a horse-trading banker named David, and Perkins, a Church deacon.
Judge Priest is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Judge William Priest, a civil war veteran, who now presides over the court in Fairfield, Kentucky. He is well-known among the people for dispensing justice with humanity and common sense. His nephew Jerome is also interested in pursuing law as a career, and he has just returned home after passing the bar. He tries to rekindle his romance with Ellie, but she seems to have other interests now. Meanwhile, Mrs. Priest feels that Virginia, the daughter of Senator Horace Maydew, is going to be a better match for Jerome.
Ambassador Bill is a comedy film which tells the story of an American ambassador named Bill Harper, who arrives in a small country, filled with civil unrest. He meets the young 8 year old prince, who is set to be the next king of the nation, and tries to befriend him, and prepare him for his role.
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.