Up 22,608 this week

A Plantation Act (1926)

 |  Short, Music  |  7 October 1926 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 150 users  
Reviews: 10 user

Dressed in overalls and wearing black-face makeup, Jolson sings three of his hit songs. For the complete list, follow the soundtrack link.


0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema

Highly immersive cinematic worlds can carry a movie, and we've rounded up the best of the best.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 35 titles
created 10 May 2011
a list of 54 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
list image
a list of 506 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
a list of 7079 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
a list of 436 titles
created 23 May 2013

Related Items

Search for "A Plantation Act" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: A Plantation Act (1926)

A Plantation Act (1926) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Plantation Act.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Joe Lane kills another man in a fistfight after learning that the man has made improper advances towards his wife. Joe goes to prison for the murder. When Joe gets out of prison, he visits ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Al Jolson, Davey Lee, Marian Nixon
The Grim Game (1919)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

Director: Irvin Willat
Stars: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest
Short | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures and their precocious offspring, Little Miss Vitaphone, host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee, attended by most of the major players and song writers under contract to WB at that time.

Director: John G. Adolfi
Stars: Otis Skinner, Beryl Mercer, Betty Jane Graham
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of stable hands is given a race horse when its owner retires from the business. (The group is played by the "Original Sing Band," which uses their mouths to sound like musical ... See full summary »

Director: Buster Keaton
Stars: The Original Sing Band, Charles Ruggles, Mickey Rooney


Complete credited cast:


Dressed in overalls and wearing black-face makeup, Jolson sings three of his hit songs. For the complete list, follow the soundtrack link.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Music





Release Date:

7 October 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al Jolson in 'A Plantation Act'  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This film was believed lost for many years. In the 1990s the film element was found in the Library of Congress, having been mislabeled as a trailer for The Jazz Singer (1927). Several months later the Vitaphone disk surfaced from a collector in Maryland, who had retained it despite it having been broken into five pieces. Through extraordinary restoration efforts, the print of the film is in excellent condition with wonderful sound (and no trace of the broken disk). See more »


Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »


Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
Music by Jean Schwartz
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
Performed by Al Jolson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Better Than The Jazz Singer
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Plantation Act, A (1926)

*** (out of 4)

Al Jolson in an early Vitaphone talkie has him in blackface doing three songs with a Southern backdrop. This was a big hit for Warner and led to The Jazz Singer getting made so there's a historic aspect here but the film works well on its own as Jolson is very lively and the three songs are quite good.

This film is pretty much forgotten today but I think it's a lot more enjoyable than The Jazz Singer, which would be released the following year. You can view this short on The Jazz Singer 3-disc set.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The First Music Video Robert_Ripley
Discuss A Plantation Act (1926) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page