Jolson Sings Again

Jolson Sings Again

Director: Henry Levin Cast: Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, William Demarest
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Jolson Sings Again

This Technicolor follow-up to Columbia's 1946 blockbuster The Jolson Story again stars Larry Parks as legendary entertainer Al Jolson--and Jolson himself, as Parks' singing voice. The story concentrates on Jolson's tireless activities entertaining the troops during WW II. After VJ day, Jolson finds that his services are no longer required. Fortunately, he stages a spectacular comeback, thanks in great part to the release of The Jolson Story! The film's Pirandellian overtones come to a head when Larry Parks as Jolson meets Larry Parks as Larry Parks. Also returning from The Jolson Story are William Demarest as the title character's manager Steve Martin, Bill Goodwyn as Broadway-producer Tom Baron, and Ludwig Donath and Tamara Shayne as Jolson's old-world parents. Barbara Hale appears as Jolson's wife (his third, though this fact is not dwelled upon), renamed Ellen Clark for the moment, while Myron McCormick plays a composite character based on several Hollywood executives (including, one supposes, Columbia mogul Harry Cohn). Song highlights include "After You've Gone," "You Made Me Love You," "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy," "Sonny Boy," "About a Quarter to Nine," "April Showers," "Back in Your Own Backyard," and, of course, "Mammy."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/1994
UPC: 0043396607668
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Larry Parks Al Jolson
Barbara Hale Ellen Clark
William Demarest Steve Martin
Ludwig Donath Cantor Yoelson
Bill Goodwin Tom Baron
Myron McCormick Ralph Bryant
Tamara Shayne Mama Yoelson
Eric Wilton Henry
Gertrude Astor Actor
Peter Brocco Captain of Waiters
Dick Cogan Soldier
Ben Erway Writer
Martin Garralaga Mr. Estrada
Joe Gilbert Actor
Richard H. Gordon Actor
Betty Hill Woman
David S. Horsley Actor
Nelson Leigh Theater Manager
Jock Mahoney Man
Frank McLure Man
Helen Mowery Script Girl
Virginia Mullen Mrs. Bryant
David Newell Actor
Charles Perry Actor
Wanda Perry Actor
Charles Regan Actor
Marjorie Stapp Nurse
Michael Cisney Actor
Jolson Himself [singing]
Robert Emmett Keane Charlie

Technical Credits
Henry Levin Director
Sidney Buchman Producer,Screenwriter
George Cooper Sound/Sound Designer
George Duning Score Composer
Walter Holscher Art Director
William Kiernan Set Decoration/Design
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
William Lyon Editor
William Snyder Cinematographer
Morris W. Stoloff Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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Jolson Sings Again 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Margie58 More than 1 year ago
I ordered this dvd for my father and he loves it. He plays it again and again. Anybody that loves Al Jolson would love this dvd.