The Jolson Story (1946)

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This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz. He becomes a star, falls in love with a... See full summary »


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27 April 2004 | toonnnnn
a corny old musical that works its magic after all these years
I have just watched the Jolson story on dvd and it is great, the music is fresh and the technicolor is fantastic.The story is loosely based on Jolsons life, though I think if your after a serious study of his career you should visit your libary and read up on his life.The acting is top notch, William Demarest is excellent as the Steve Martin a mentor to Jolson as he grows up then a manager of his career.I also like the performances of mama and the kantor.The Julie Benson charactor is supposed to be Ruby Keeler, they are the perfect couple but show business is the drug that Al Jolson is addicted to, and that eats into their relationship.The energy of this movie is tremendous it stays with you for hours the melodys linger in your head, its life affirming.The beauty of this dvd is that the sequel is also on the dvd so I will be watching that soon.Marks out of ten /9.5

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Release Date:

10 October 1946



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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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