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Director:
Writer:
Sidney Buchman (writer)
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Release Date:
17 August 1949 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Few Musicals Have Been Nominated for Adapted or Original Screenplay
 (From Scott Feinberg. 30 December 2014, 9:19 AM, PST)

Costumer Theoni V. Aldredge Dies at 78
 (From Backstage. 21 January 2011, 1:04 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Surprisingly good sequel to the original 'Jolson Story'... See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Larry Parks ... Al Jolson / Himself

Barbara Hale ... Ellen Clark

William Demarest ... Steve Martin
Ludwig Donath ... Cantor Yoelson
Bill Goodwin ... Tom Baron
Myron McCormick ... Ralph Bryant
Tamara Shayne ... Moma Yoelson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Carnay ... Cantor Yoelson (singing voice)
Gertrude Astor ... (uncredited)
Steve Benton ... (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Michael Cisney ... Writer (uncredited)
Dick Cogan ... Soldier (uncredited)

Bing Crosby ... Bing Crosby (voice) (uncredited)
Ben Erway ... Writer (uncredited)
Philip Faulkner Jr. ... Sound Mixer (uncredited)
Martin Garralaga ... Mr. Estrada (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ... (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... On-Stage Actor (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Betty Hill ... (uncredited)
David S. Horsley ... (uncredited)
Louise Illington ... (uncredited)

Al Jolson ... Himself (uncredited) (singing voice)
Robert Emmett Keane ... Charlie (uncredited)

Nelson Leigh ... Theater Manager (uncredited)
Jock Mahoney ... (uncredited)
Eleanor Marvak ... (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... (uncredited)
Helen Mowery ... Script Girl (uncredited)
Virginia Mullen ... Mrs. Bryant (uncredited)
David Newell ... (uncredited)
Charles Perry ... (uncredited)
Wanda Perry ... (uncredited)
Charles Regan ... (uncredited)
Marjorie Stapp ... Nurse (uncredited)
Morris Stoloff ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Henry (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Levin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sidney Buchman  writer

Produced by
Sidney Buchman .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Duning 
 
Cinematography by
William E. Snyder  (as William Snyder)
 
Film Editing by
William A. Lyon  (as William Lyon)
 
Art Direction by
Walter Holscher 
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis 
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jack Fier .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Milton Feldman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound
Philip Faulkner Jr. .... sound (as Philip Faulkner)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fayte M. Browne .... camera operator (as Fayte Browne)
George Hager .... gaffer
Walter Meins .... grip
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Lawrence W. Butler .... montage
Francis Cugat .... associate color director: Technicolor
 
Music Department
Saul Chaplin .... music advisor
Larry Russell .... orchestrator
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Saul Silverman .... singing voice: Ludwig Donath (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Audrene Brier .... choreographer
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Frances McDowell .... script supervisor
Gertrude Bank .... stand-in: Barbara Hale (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia:
According to an interview with Ray Henderson (one of the composers) "Sonny Boy" was written as a satire. They were tired of Jolson's "Mammy"-type songs and wanted to write one so syrupy and sentimental that he wouldn't sing it. He heard it, loved it, changed a few of the lyrics and made it his signature tune.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Jolson's third wife's name was not Ellen Clark, but Erle Chennault Galbraith.See more »
Quotes:
Ellen Clark:[leaving room] My! We'll soon be smart as pigs!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Fisher King (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
Back in Your Own BackyardSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good sequel to the original 'Jolson Story'..., 15 April 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

As a rule, sequels don't usually measure up to the original. Of course there are exceptions and this is one of them. Once again, Larry Parks does an amazing job of mouthing the words to Jolson's singing voice and sings a number of great standards. This time the plot focuses on Jolson's disillusionment with show business after his wife leaves him. Prompted by his agent (William Demarest), he agrees to be an entertainer during World War II and on one of his tours he meets a pretty nurse (Barbara Hale) whom he marries. High quality script has Jolson coming to Hollywood for a bio on his life and meeting Larry Parks (courtesy of trick photography). Song-filled gem is a worthy sequel and proved it by winning three Oscar nominations for writing, cinematography and musical scoring. Hale looks great and her pleasant personality adds sparkle to the film, while Parks is once again quite convincing in his colorful role.

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