Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Tony Martin sings “I Drift Along with My Fancy” and, with Kathryn Grayson, “Make Believe” (music by Jerome Kern, lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II, 1927) in the star-studded bio-pic of Kern, Till the Clouds Roll By (1946.) The film features lavish renditions of famous songs from his musicals, performed by MGM’s stable of musical stars of the time.

The songs were part of an elaborate sequence of musical numbers from Kern and Hammerstein’s groundbreaking musical Show Boat, with Martin playing the leading man Gaylord Ravenal, and Grayson playing the leading lady Magnolia. Perhaps not so coincidentally, Kathryn Grayson ended up playing Magnolia when MGM remade Showboat in 1951, but with Howard Keel in the Ravenal role.

  • 1946
  • Performance: “Make Believe” by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, performed by Tony Martin
  • Performance Type: Movie
  • Performance Venue: Till the Clouds Roll By
related song(s)
Make Believe
related songwriter(s)
Jerome Kern
Oscar Hammerstein II