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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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Credited cast:
Larry Parks ...
Al Jolson / Himself
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Ellen Clark
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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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Since appearing as himself in the Jolson Story, Al Jolson had wanted to play himself in this film too. Though he doesn't play himself, he does appear. During the filming of The Jolson story there is a man standing watching the filming in a gray cowboy hat, this is Jolson. See more »

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Jolson's third wife's name was not Ellen Clark, but Erle Chennault Galbraith. See more »

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Music by Lewis F. Muir
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
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Perfect entertainment!
17 May 2003 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

The sequel to The Jolson Story with Larry Parks playing himself and meeting Al Jolson for the first time to do this film. Jolson also appears in a long shot of a ramp scene singing Swanee River, but most people didn't know this until years later. The story begins with a Hollywood producer wanting to do the story, and takes up where Jolson's first wife gets a divorce. The movie of his life is a big winner! Later, during WW II, Jolson goes overseas to entertain troops, catches malaria, and while in a hospital falls in love with his nurse; a kind and patient beautiful nurse, played by Barbara Hale. William Demarest plays Jolson's manager and press agent. Ludwig Donath plays cantor again, and momma is played by Tamara Shayne, who lend much humor to the story. Perfect for those who loved Jolson and his music! This production won 3 Oscar nominations for writing, cinematography and musical scoring. I give it 10/10


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