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Jolson Sings Again (1949)

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In this sequel to The Jolson Story, we pick up the singer's career just as he has returned to the stage after a premature retirement. But his wife has left him and the appeal of the ... See full summary »

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Henry Levin

Writer:

Sidney Buchman
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Larry Parks ... Al Jolson / Larry Parks
Barbara Hale ... Ellen Clark
William Demarest ... Steve Martin
Ludwig Donath ... Cantor Yoelson
Bill Goodwin ... Tom Baron
Myron McCormick Myron McCormick ... Ralph Bryant
Tamara Shayne Tamara Shayne ... Moma Yoelson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Carnay Ray Carnay ... Cantor Yoelson (singing voice)
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Storyline

In this sequel to The Jolson Story, we pick up the singer's career just as he has returned to the stage after a premature retirement. But his wife has left him and the appeal of the spotlight isn't what it used to be. This time Jolson trades in the stage for life in the fast lane: women, horses, travel. It takes the death of Moma Yoelson and World War II to bring Jolson back to earth - and to the stage. Once again teamed with manager Steve Martin, Jolson travels the world entertaining troops everywhere from Alaska to Africa. When he finally collapses from exhaustion it takes young, pretty nurse Ellen Clark to show him there's more to life than "just rushing around". Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Biography | Music

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Official Sites:

Jolson site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Eterna Canção See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In The Jolson Story (1946), the performer who actually sings "Swanee River" is Al Jolson himself. It is the only place in the film where he performs live on camera as he sings "Swanee". See more »

Goofs

Jolson's third wife's name was not Ellen Clark, but Erle Chennault Galbraith. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Clark: [leaving room] My! We'll soon be smart as pigs!
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Connections

Referenced in The Fisher King (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Swanee
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Performed by Larry Parks (dubbed by Al Jolson)
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Perfect entertainment!
17 May 2003 | by willramsSee all my reviews

The sequel to The Jolson Story with Larry Parks playing himself and meeting Al Jolson for the first time to do this film. Jolson also appears in a long shot of a ramp scene singing Swanee River, but most people didn't know this until years later. The story begins with a Hollywood producer wanting to do the story, and takes up where Jolson's first wife gets a divorce. The movie of his life is a big winner! Later, during WW II, Jolson goes overseas to entertain troops, catches malaria, and while in a hospital falls in love with his nurse; a kind and patient beautiful nurse, played by Barbara Hale. William Demarest plays Jolson's manager and press agent. Ludwig Donath plays cantor again, and momma is played by Tamara Shayne, who lend much humor to the story. Perfect for those who loved Jolson and his music! This production won 3 Oscar nominations for writing, cinematography and musical scoring. I give it 10/10


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