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26 March 1930 (USA) See more »
A love triangle develops in a traveling minstrel troupe. | Add synopsis »
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Al Jolson ... Al Fuller

Lois Moran ... Nora Meadows

Lowell Sherman ... Billy West / Westy

Louise Dresser ... Mother Fuller

Hobart Bosworth ... Meadows

Tully Marshall ... Slats
Mitchell Lewis ... Hank Smith / Tambo

Jack Curtis ... Sheriff Tremble
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allan Cavan ... Doctor (uncredited)
Ray Cooke ... Props (uncredited)

Richard Cramer ... Detective (uncredited)

Stanley Fields ... Pig Eyes (uncredited)

Lloyd Ingraham ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)

Lee Moran ... Flat Feet (uncredited)

Ben Taggart ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Grant Withers ... Reporter in Trailer (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Irving Berlin  play "Mr. Bones"
James Gleason  play "Mr. Bones" (uncredited)
Joseph Jackson 
Gordon Rigby 

Produced by
Walter Morosco .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Louis Silvers (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Barney McGill 
Film Editing by
Owen Marks 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (uncredited)
Sound Department
George Groves .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
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84 min
Color (2-strip Technicolor) (two sequences) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (certificate number not assigned at release)

Did You Know?

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 »
Why Do They All Take the Night Boat to Albany?See more »


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Mammy was one of the first times I've watched an all-talking Al Jolson movie, 12 April 2016
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, LA

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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