Following the sensational success of Columbia's The Jolson Story (1946), Warner Bros. decided that Al Jolson's revived fame was a good reason to reissue this film. Although there were no changes or censor cuts, Warners did make up new opening credits, which added the famous later Warner "fanfare" and gave Jolson solo over-the-title billing. (Originally he and Ruby Keeler had both been given star billing. She was now listed in smaller print, with the rest of the supporting cast.) Additionally, the studio added a written prologue to make sure audiences knew that the story was set back in the long-ago and far-away time of 1935.
Molly Howard, aka Lucille Thompson:
Dorothy Wayne: Well, man meets girl, girl meets husband, husband meets man, man meets sidewalk.
Opening card: Broadway..The street of ups and downs, where show business in 1935 was at top speed.