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

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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 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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The Jolson signature tune, "Sonny Boy" (music and lyrics by Jolson, Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson), introduced in The Singing Fool (1928), had been cut from the release print of The Jolson Story (1946). See more »

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

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Ellen Clark: [leaving room] My! We'll soon be smart as pigs!
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The Spaniard That Blighted My Life
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Written by Billy Merson
Performed by Larry Parks (dubbed by Al Jolson)
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Surprisingly good sequel to the original 'Jolson Story'...
15 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

As a rule, sequels don't usually measure up to the original. Of course there are exceptions and this is one of them. Once again, Larry Parks does an amazing job of mouthing the words to Jolson's singing voice and sings a number of great standards. This time the plot focuses on Jolson's disillusionment with show business after his wife leaves him. Prompted by his agent (William Demarest), he agrees to be an entertainer during World War II and on one of his tours he meets a pretty nurse (Barbara Hale) whom he marries. High quality script has Jolson coming to Hollywood for a bio on his life and meeting Larry Parks (courtesy of trick photography). Song-filled gem is a worthy sequel and proved it by winning three Oscar nominations for writing, cinematography and musical scoring. Hale looks great and her pleasant personality adds sparkle to the film, while Parks is once again quite convincing in his colorful role.


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