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

User Reviews:
My brief review of the film 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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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:
My MammySee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
My brief review of the film, 19 January 2006
Author: sol- from Perth, Australia

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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