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The Eddie Cantor Story (1953)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Music | 20 January 1954 (USA)
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Marilyn Erskine ...
Ida Tobias Cantor
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Grandma Esther
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Harry Harris
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David Tobias
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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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Jimmy Durante was originally considered to play himself in a cameo appearance, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. 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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Referenced in Crazy Love (2007) See more »

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If You Knew Susie
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Played during the opening credits and sung by Eddie in the Ziegfeld Follies
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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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