A love triangle develops in a traveling minstrel troupe.

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A love triangle develops in a traveling minstrel troupe.

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Minha Mãe  »

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Two songs are missing from the existing prints that were in the original release: "The Call of the South" and "Knights of the Road." They were written by Irving Berlin and sung by Al Jolson. See more »

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Referenced in The Fisher King (1991) See more »

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In the Morning
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by a minstrel chorus
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Mammy was one of the first times I've watched an all-talking Al Jolson movie
12 April 2016 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this on Warner Archive DVD. It also had the trailer for it in which star Al Jolson is "interviewed" by a reporter about his latest picture. I put "interviewed" in quotes because I'm sure that "reporter" was another actor helping plug the picture. Anyway, I enjoyed the story and performances though it's really Jolson's songs-mostly written by Irving Berlin-that help sell the movie on its merits. This version has the restored 2-strip Technicolor sequences that looked pretty good for its age. Some of those scenes had to be accompanied by sepia-toned black and white ones to show them complete which didn't distract me too much. In summary, Mammy-despite some now-politically incorrect stereotypes concerning the blackface sequences-was pretty entertaining.


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