Picks and Pans Review: Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter

updated 04/27/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/27/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

HBO (Sat., April 25, 10 p.m ET)

B+

God and Shakespeare get quoted almost as often as Will Rogers. I know lots of Rogers' lines but I never knew much about his life. Now—with help from Robin Williams, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase and Rodney Danger-field—Harold (Ghostbusters) Ramis narrates and co-produces a biography of Rogers the cowboy, movie star (who once out-grossed Astaire, Gable and Cagney), radio star, writer, speaker and good guy. The yuk count isn't high—but then, you can hear Will Rogers quotes anytime. As they honor their comic ancestor, Ramis and friends give you a fascinating bio of an amazing man.

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