The Singing Kid

The Singing Kid

Director: William Keighley Cast: Al Jolson, Sybil Jason, Lyle Talbot

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Overview

The Singing Kid

Strictly for Al Jolson's most fervent fans, The Singing Kid casts Jolie as neurotic Broadway star Al Jackson. Facing professional ruin when he loses his voice, Al heads to the country to regain his vocal timbre and to get his head back together. While recuperating, he falls in love with farm girl Ruth Haines (Beverly Roberts), the pretty aunt of precocious little Sybil Haines (Sybil Jason). The kid bids fair to steal the picture, but Big Al isn't about to let that happen! Much as it must have pained him, Jolson shares the spotlight with such specialty performers as Wini Shaw, Cab Calloway, the Yacht Club Boys and the knockabout comedy team of Mitchell and Durant. The E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen score includes "I Want to Sing a Mammy Song" and "I Love to Singa," which later served as the basis of an amusing Merrie Melodies cartoon.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/21/2009
UPC: 0883316173886
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 41,301

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jolson Al Jackson
Sybil Jason Sybil Haines
Lyle Talbot Bob Carey
Allen Jenkins Joe Eddy
Frank Mitchell Dope
William B. Davidson Barney Hammond
Jonathan Hale Dr. Brown
Carol Hughes Mary Lou
Beverly Roberts Ruth Haines
Claire Dodd Dana Lawrence
Winifred Shaw Singer
Edward Keane Potter
Tom Manning Doorman
Edward Everett Horton Davenport Rogers
Jack Durant Babe
Joseph King Dr. May
Joseph Crehan Fulton
Cab Calloway and His Band Actor

Technical Credits
William Keighley Director
George Barnes Cinematographer
Bobby Connolly Choreography
Warren B. Duff Screenwriter
Pat C. Flick Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Lord Producer
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Richards Editor
Carl Jules Weyl Art Director

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