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The Eddie Cantor Story (1953)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keefe Brasselle ... Eddie Cantor
Marilyn Erskine ... Ida Tobias Cantor
Aline MacMahon ... Grandma Esther
Arthur Franz ... Harry Harris
Alex Gerry ... David Tobias
Greta Granstedt ... Rachel Tobias
Gerald Mohr ... Rocky Kramer
William Forrest ... Flo Ziegfeld
Jackie Barnett Jackie Barnett ... Jimmy Durante
Richard Monda Richard Monda ... Eddie - age 13
Marie Windsor ... Cleo Abbott
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Leo Raymond
Ann Doran ... Lillian Edwards
Hal March Hal March ... Gus Edwards
Susan Odin Susan Odin ... Ida - age 11
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Big and Bright as Those Banjo Eyes!

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glória do Passado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
(uncredited)
Music by James Brockman, James Kendis and Nat Vincent
Played as background music when the policeman is returning Young Eddie back to his grandmother
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The musical numbers were great, but...
15 January 2011 | by donniefriedmanSee all my reviews

I love Eddie Cantor and was looking forward to finally seeing this biopic. I really enjoyed the musical numbers, but I have to say the dramatic scenes were painful. I'm sure Eddie Cantor didn't carry his stage personna into his personal life. I'm sure he didn't mug and roll his eyes when conversing with his friends and his wife. But that's what Keefe Braselle did. It got pretty annoying. On the other hand, the musical numbers were tremendous and Mr. Braselle nailed the moves and the facial expressions. Of course, hearing the voice of Eddie Cantor was wonderful. I'm wondering if the songs were recorded for the movie, (as in The Jolson Story) or whether older recordings were used.


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