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The Eddie Cantor Story (1953)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  20 January 1954 (USA)
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Cast

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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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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The film has someone calling him "Eddie" when he was 13. Cantor, whose real name was Israel Iskovitz, didn't change his name to Eddie Cantor until he was 21. See more »

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The musical numbers were great, but...
15 January 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I love Eddie Cantor and was looking forward to finally seeing this biopic. I really enjoyed the musical numbers, but I have to say the dramatic scenes were painful. I'm sure Eddie Cantor didn't carry his stage personna into his personal life. I'm sure he didn't mug and roll his eyes when conversing with his friends and his wife. But that's what Keefe Braselle did. It got pretty annoying. On the other hand, the musical numbers were tremendous and Mr. Braselle nailed the moves and the facial expressions. Of course, hearing the voice of Eddie Cantor was wonderful. I'm wondering if the songs were recorded for the movie, (as in The Jolson Story) or whether older recordings were used.


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