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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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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

Al Jolson auditioned to play himself. See more »

Goofs

The headline "Forced By Weather To Cut Radio Programs" appears first next to a story about Al Jolson going overseas to entertain the troops and then again, several years later, next to an article about Jolson's successful return to show business. See more »

Quotes

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

Follows The Jolson Story (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Just Wild About Harry
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Music by Eubie Blake
Lyrics by Noble Sissle
Performed by Larry Parks (dubbed by Al Jolson)
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Surprisingly good sequel to the original 'Jolson Story'...
15 April 2001 | by DoylenfSee 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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