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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)

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The Continuing Jolson Saga See more (13 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)
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)
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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)
 
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 (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 22, 1950 with Barbara Hale and William Demarest reprising their film roles. Al Jolson who provides the singing for Larry Parks in the film portrays himself in this adaptation of his life story.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The headline "Forced By Weather To Cut Radio Programs" appears first next to a story about Al Jolson going overseas to entertain the troops and then again, several years later, next to an article about Jolson's successful return to show business.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:
Ma Blushin' RosieSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Continuing Jolson Saga, 19 July 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Jolson Sings Again was a film that was almost demanded to be made by the general public. The Jolson Story had generated a comeback for Al Jolson and he was in the word of one of his hit songs, 'sitting on top of the world' in 1949.

He was going on all cylinders in 1949. Jolie hadn't commercially recorded since 1932. He had done a record of Swanee and April Showers in 1945 that went nowhere. But with the success of The Jolson Story, Decca signed him to a long term deal and he was prolifically recording all his old songs and new contemporary material besides. You should hear his Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific, but not in Jolson Sings Again unfortunately.

Jolson had also replaced Bing Crosby after a couple of interim hosts as star of radio's Kraft Music Hall as Crosby changed sponsors first from Philco Radio to Chesterfield. They guested on each other's programs and those shows are priceless. In fact Bing is mentioned in Jolson Sings Again, but Harry Cohn couldn't get Paramount to part with him for an appearance.

Larry Parks continues his lipsynching to over a dozen Jolson standards and returning from the first film with him are William Demarest, Bill Goodwin, Ludwig Donath, and Tamara Shayne. And this one in bringing Jolson's life up to date stuck closer to the facts than The Jolson Story.

Barbara Hale plays Jolson's fourth wife Erle Galbraith renamed Ellen Clark for the film. I guess Harry Cohn figured he had to since he'd renamed Ruby Keeler, Julie Benson in the first film. It is true she was an army nurse and she met Jolie as a patient there when he collapsed on a USO tour during World War II.

If you liked the first film and Al Jolson in general, no reason you won't like this one.

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