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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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Al Jolson / Larry Parks
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Ludwig Donath ...
Cantor Yoelson
Bill Goodwin ...
Myron McCormick ...
Ralph Bryant
Tamara Shayne ...
Moma Yoelson
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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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Jolson's third wife's name was not Ellen Clark, but Erle Chennault Galbraith. See more »

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Ellen Clark: [leaving room] My! We'll soon be smart as pigs!
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You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
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Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Performed by Larry Parks (dubbed by Al Jolson)
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Jolson sings again!
26 March 2012 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

An oddly curious movie. "Jolson Sings Again" is the sequel to "The Jolson Story" (which I have not seen). Both of which star Larry Parks as Jolson) It doesn't matter if you've not seen the first, as the first part of Jolson's life is briefly touched upon, where this movie mainly concentrates on, yes, his later life. Here, he wonders how much his star has faded, and an old agent encourages him to go on USO tours around the world. Unfortunately, it's a bit too much for Al. and he winds up in the hospital. Fortunately for him, he meets a beautiful nurse and marries her. All the while, he wonders what's next for him, as some people in Hollywood have kicked him to the curb. Fortunately, a lucky booking at a benefit re-connects him to the guy who booked the USO tour, he's now a film producer, and he wants to produce... The Al Jolson Story! and here's the guy to play you.... Larry Parks! So yes, we get the ultra- amazing side screen effect of Larry Parks-As-Jolson meeting Younger- Larry-Parks! (Yes, Parks plays Parks). I don't think I've ever seen this technique used before in a biography. It's very startling. Anyways, Jolson gets a second life after the movie with a radio show, and that's when the show ends. There were little teasers towards the end that led me to beloeve they were setting up for a third one, but obviously that didn't happen. I dunno, you may have to REALLY love Jolson to like this (I myself, run hot and cold on him) and it's somewhat super glossy, but entertaining nevertheless.


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