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Jolson Sings Again (1949)

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In this sequel to The Jolson Story, we pick up the singer's career just as he has returned to the stage after a premature retirement. But his wife has left him and the appeal of the ... See full summary »

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Larry Parks ...
Al Jolson / Himself
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Steve Martin
Ludwig Donath ...
Cantor Yoelson
Bill Goodwin ...
Tom Baron
Myron McCormick ...
Ralph Bryant
Tamara Shayne ...
Moma Yoelson
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Ray Carnay ...
Cantor Yoelson (singing voice)
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In this sequel to The Jolson Story, we pick up the singer's career just as he has returned to the stage after a premature retirement. But his wife has left him and the appeal of the spotlight isn't what it used to be. This time Jolson trades in the stage for life in the fast lane: women, horses, travel. It takes the death of Moma Yoelson and World War II to bring Jolson back to earth - and to the stage. Once again teamed with manager Steve Martin, Jolson travels the world entertaining troops everywhere from Alaska to Africa. When he finally collapses from exhaustion it takes young, pretty nurse Ellen Clark to show him there's more to life than "just rushing around". Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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The Jolson signature tune, "Sonny Boy" (music and lyrics by Al Jolson, Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson), introduced in The Singing Fool (1928), had been cut from the release print of The Jolson Story (1946). See more »

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The headline "Forced By Weather To Cut Radio Programs" appears first next to a story about Al Jolson going overseas to entertain the troops and then again, several years later, next to an article about Jolson's successful return to show business. See more »

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Ellen Clark: [leaving room] My! We'll soon be smart as pigs!
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The Spaniard That Blighted My Life
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Written by Billy Merson
Performed by Larry Parks (dubbed by Al Jolson)
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My brief review of the film
19 January 2006 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Continuing where 'The Jolson Story' left off, this sequel explores a less exciting part of Al Jolson's life, however it is saved from dullness by a great gimmick in the final 25 minutes: depicting the making of 'The Jolson Story', which includes Jolson meeting Larry Parks. It is certainly inferior to the first film, but yet still entertaining whenever Parks performs one of Jolson's tunes…the songs are still great. Although he does not look or sound old enough, Parks still gives it his best too. The film definitely resurrects good memories of the original, without a strong yearning to see something better, which is a good thing. The characters, the acting, the originality, in fact, just about everything was better in 'The Jolson Story', however, even if not quite as involving or as well made, this still passes the test for an adequately amusing piece.


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