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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:
Every Bit As Good as "The 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
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:
SwaneeSee more »

FAQ

Who is the piano player that travels with Jolson (Parks) to entertain the troops? I didn't see a credit for him.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Every Bit As Good as "The Jolson Story", 25 December 2007
Author: Casablanca3784 from 15th Row Orchestra

Can a sequel be as good as the original? Those who say no, think of "Godfather II." Of course "The Jolson Story" takes us from the time of his blossoming adolescence to the end of marriage number one, with Ruby Keeler played by Evelyn Keyes. This sequel is totally absorbing because it's rapid fire pace, great music, great acting and warmth combined with the fascinating story of how "The Jolson Story" came to be.

By the time of Pearl Harbor, Jolie's career had taken a nose dive.That is until he got off his rump and hesitatingly decided to TRY to entertain the boys overseas. Incidentally, Al was one of the first celebs to do it but of course will always be overshadowed by Bob Hope and his troupe.

While in the Aleutians, Al meets Officer Ralph Bryant played by Myron McCormick.Bryant was in the cinema profession before joining up and after the war ends, is the one who talks to a depressed Al, sent home twice for illness,about an idea. To take Al into a recording studio to knock out technologically enhanced versions of his great tunes which will be lipsynched by a young actor named Larry Parks. Al begrudgingly decides to opt for it and that's where "liftoff" takes place.

Al is on a rocket ride which opens his career all over again. From the time of "Jolson Story" to Oct.1950 marking his death, he had his own radio program, "Kraft Music Hall" plus a zillion guests spots up and down that radio dial.

The picture is phenomenal as a sequel which I found as entertaining as the original. By the way, it also was nominated for Oscars as was the original. It is a KNOCKOUT film and I highly recommend either renting it or waiting for it on TCM.

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