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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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Gl√≥ria 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 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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21 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know where to begin except with George Burns quote on this movie "They managed to make Eddie Cantor's life look boring". From the misconceptions (he is called Eddie at age 13 in the movie wen in fact, he didn't change his name to this until he was 21.) as well as the very bad Jimmy Durante imitation that seemed like something out of a Saturday Night Live sketch (replete with the fake putty nose that looks even faker with a big screen high def TV). I couldn't get into the movie because of Keefe Brasselle's crazy eye rolling at the most inopportune times. I finally got through the movie thinking "Here's two hours of my life that I'll never get back". Eddie Cantor had a much more interesting life than what was shown here from his work with the March of Dimes as well as his film work, which was never even mentioned!!! Hopefully someone will do a much better biography on his life one day.


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