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The Jolson Story

The Jolson Story(1947)

Also Known As: The Al Jolson Story | The Life of Al Jolson | The Story of Jolson |

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Brief Synopsis

The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.

Cast & Crew

Larry Parks Al Jolson [assumed name of Asa Yoelson]
Evelyn Keyes Julie Benson
William Demarest Steve Martin
Bill Goodwin Tom Baron
Ludwig Donath Cantor Yoelson
Scotty Beckett Al Jolson, as a boy
Tamara Shayne Mrs. Yoelson
John Alexander Lew Dockstader
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in New York: 10 Oct 1946
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  EB; UCLA; Mertz; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  128 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,648    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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