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The Jolson Story (1946)

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128 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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 non-Jewish dancer, and marries her. In the end he...See moreThis 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 non-Jewish dancer, and marries her. In the end he chooses success on the stage. Written by Stephan Eichenberg See less
Writers
Harry Chandlee (adaptation) | Stephen Longstreet (screenplay) | Andrew Solt (adaptation)
Cinematographer
Editor
William A. Lyon (as William Lyon)
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Budget
$ 2,800,000
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Release date
Oct 10, 1946 (United States)

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61 cast members
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Larry Parks
Al Jolson Al Jolson   See fewer
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Evelyn Keyes
Julie Benson Julie Benson   See fewer
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William Demarest
Steve Martin Steve Martin   See fewer
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Bill Goodwin
Tom Baron Tom Baron   See fewer
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Ludwig Donath
Cantor Yoelson Cantor Yoelson   See fewer
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Scotty Beckett
Asa Yoelson / Al Jolson, as a boy Asa Yoelson / Al Jolson, as a boy   See fewer
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Tamara Shayne
Mrs. Yoelson Mrs. Yoelson   See fewer
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Jo-Carroll Dennison
Ann Murray Ann Murray   See fewer
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John Alexander
Lew Dockstader Lew Dockstader   See fewer
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Ernest Cossart
Father McGee Father McGee   See fewer
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The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir
Church Choir (as Mitchell 'Boychoir') Church Choir (as Mitchell 'Boychoir')   See fewer
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Robert Kellard
Henry, Orchestra Leader (as Bob Stevens) Henry, Orchestra Leader (as Bob Stevens)   See fewer
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Jessie Arnold
Wardrobe Woman (uncredited) Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nita Bieber
Dancer in nightclub revue (uncredited) Dancer in nightclub revue (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lilian Bond
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Symona Boniface
Woman in Audience (uncredited) Woman in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eugene Borden
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Brandt
Nightclub Orchestra Leader (uncredited) Nightclub Orchestra Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clay Campbell
Makeup Artist for 'The Jazz Singer' (uncredited) Makeup Artist for 'The Jazz Singer' (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Man in Audience / Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Man in Audience / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donna Dax
Girl Publicist (uncredited) Girl Publicist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Man in Audience (uncredited) Man in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Fetherston
Asst. Stage Manager (uncredited) Asst. Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Woman in Audience / Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Woman in Audience / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
Dick Glenn (uncredited) Dick Glenn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buddy Gorman
Jimmy, the Call Boy (uncredited) Jimmy, the Call Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Howard
Man in Audience (uncredited) Man in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Coulter Irwin
John, Young Priest (uncredited) John, Young Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Jolson
Himself - in long shot of 'Swanee' (uncredited) Himself - in long shot of 'Swanee' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Jordan
Dockstader's Stage Manager (uncredited) Dockstader's Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Florenz Ziegfeld (uncredited) Florenz Ziegfeld (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Keane
Winter Garden Director (uncredited) Winter Garden Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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P.J. Kelly
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Lab Manager (uncredited) Lab Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Lane
Cameraman (uncredited) Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Lloyd
Roy Anderson (uncredited) Roy Anderson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Loft
Winter Garden Stage Manager (uncredited) Winter Garden Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Gaffer (uncredited) Gaffer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Marsh
Man in Audience (uncredited) Man in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas Martin
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Maxwell
Oscar Hammerstein (uncredited) Oscar Hammerstein (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank McLure
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Night Club Patron (uncredited) Night Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Mitchell
Choir Conductor (uncredited) Choir Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen O'Hara
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Palma
Worker in Railroad Yard (uncredited) Worker in Railroad Yard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Rio
Nightclub Master of Ceremonies (uncredited) Nightclub Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adele Roberts
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Romero
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred F. Sears
Oscar - Cutter (uncredited) Oscar - Cutter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Shannon
Policeman Reilly (uncredited) Policeman Reilly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Stanhope
Electrician (uncredited) Electrician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Man in Audience (uncredited) Man in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann E. Todd
Ann Murray as a Child (uncredited) Ann Murray as a Child (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Tyrrell
Railroad Watchman (uncredited) Railroad Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ellinor Vanderveer
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Jonsey (uncredited) Jonsey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Wilton
Henry the Butler (uncredited) Henry the Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudy Wissler
Asa Yoelson (singing voice) (uncredited) Asa Yoelson (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Will Wright
Sourpuss Movie Patron (uncredited) Sourpuss Movie Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 1,342 votes