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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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20 January 1954 (USA)  »

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Nas Asas da Fama  »

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Trivia

The character of "Rocky Kramer," played by Gerald Mohr, is based on Louie Lepke, founder of Murder, Incorporated. Lepke and Eddie Cantor grew up together in the same neighborhood. See more »

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Referenced in Crazy Love (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Yes Sir! That's My Baby
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Eddie in the Midnight Frolics
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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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