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Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) was a Musical - Drama Film directed by Henry King and produced by Harry Joe Brown.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionBernard Herzbrun, Boris LevenNominated
Best Film EditingBarbara McLeanNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanWon
Best Picture20th Century-FoxNominated
Best WritingIrving BerlinNominated
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Stella Kirby: You haven't left me with a word to say.
Charlie Dwyer: That's good. People talk too much anyway.


Stella's Sailor freind: So, did you ever learn long division?
Stella Kirby: I never even learned short division!


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After the preview in Los Angeles on 24 May 1938, there were sporadic openings across the United States before the national release on 16 August 1938. Some of these were 5 August in New York City, New York; 11 August in Boston, Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and San Francisco, California; 12 August in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas; and 13 August in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJune 3, 1940 with Alice Faye reprising her film role.
A British Movietone Newsreel survives of the London premiere at the Regal Cinema, believed to be some time in Fall 1938. Leslie Mitchell describes the events, and Irving Berlin is present. Mitchell asks Berlin what is his favorite song that he wrote, and Berlin responds: "Well, what do you think!" indicating the title of this film. Also present is George Sanders, Clive Brook, Bobby Howes, Mary Maguire, Margaret Lockwood and Flora Robson.
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