Song of the Road is the U.S. title for the British Auld Lang Syne, originally released in 1938. The star is legendary Scots entertainer Sir Harry Lauder, who previously headlined the unrelated 1929 part-talkie Auld Lang Syne. Lauder is typecast as travelling showman John MacGregor, whose daughter Jean (Ethel Glendinning) dies shortly after marrying ne'er-do-well Donald Carson (Bruce Seton). As MacGregor tries to deal with Carson's efforts to get his hands on Jean's inheritance, the old man promotes his other daughter Sheila (Ruth Haven) into stage stardom as a singer of sentimental ballads. And of course, the wily old protagonist gets to perform such beloved Harry Lauder standards as "A Wee Dock 'n' Dorris" and "Roamin' in the Gloamin'."
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