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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keefe Brasselle ...
Marilyn Erskine ...
Ida Tobias Cantor
Aline MacMahon ...
Grandma Esther
Arthur Franz ...
Harry Harris
Alex Gerry ...
David Tobias
Greta Granstedt ...
Rachel Tobias
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Rocky Kramer
William Forrest ...
Jackie Barnett ...
Richard Monda ...
Eddie, age 13
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Cleo Abbott
Douglas Evans ...
Leo Raymond
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Lillian Edwards
Hal March ...
Gus Edwards
Susan Odin ...
Ida, age 11
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Glória do Passado  »

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Larry Parks, who had played Al Jolson in The Jolson Story (1946) and Jolson Sings Again (1949), was signed from Columbia by Warner Brothers to reprise his role of Jolson in this movie. However he was blacklisted for being a communist in late 1951, and shooting commenced on January 1952, so Warner Brothers replaced the character of Jolson with that of Jimmy Durante. See more »

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Yes! We Have No Bananas
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Written by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn
Sung by Eddie at home
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Poor Keefe
30 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is not a good movie. But it is leaps and bounds more entertaining than "The Jolson Story." I found Brasselle to be grotesque most of the time during the dramatic scenes. The poor guy was directed to do the bulging eyes even when he was not doing a song. That isn't true to what Eddie Cantor was. Just look at him in an interview and he never looks freakish unless he is clowning. Keefe is great in the musical numbers and actually quite believable in the dramatics. Marilyn Erskine is very fine and underrated. "She doesn't look Jewish"??? is a rather insulting comment to make. Aline McMahon is great in a role that is now completely clichéd. She approached every line with complete seriousness. It has that sort of el cheapo Warner Brothers musical look and should have been a lot shorter, but this was a sincere attempt and it really is never boring. Had the approach been original instead of trying to do a scene for scene match of other biographies of the great vaudevillians, this could have been something.


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