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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
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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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Big and Bright as Those Banjo Eyes!

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Biography | Drama | Music

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20 January 1954 (USA)  »

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Glória do Passado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ida Tobias Cantor: Audience member. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Crazy Love (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

California, Here I Come
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Played as background music during the Los Angeles segue
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Not as good as The Jolson Story, but a very entertaining musical bio.
1 January 2000 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

While this film is not as good as The Jolson Story, it is nevertheless very entertaining. Eddie Cantor dubbed the songs for Keefe Brasselle, and it is Cantor's great voice and the exciting songs that make the movie. Songs like Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider, If You Knew Susie, Potatos Are Cheaper, Margie, and I'd Like To Spend each Sunday With You are just great. Brasselle has taken criticism for his portrayal of Cantor, but he really does a pretty good job. Parks was better in the Jolson bio, but in fact, Brasselle resembled Cantor in appearance more than Parks resembled Jolson.


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