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THE JOLSON STORY 1946 COLOUR
This entertaining biography traces the life of the one-of-a-kind performer, Al Jolson (Larry Parks). Jolson, a cantor's son, rose from his humble background to become a vaudeville performer, and then a world-famous Broadway and film star. The films soundtrack includes 25 original Jolson classics, including "April Showers," "Mammy," and "Swanee."
April Showers, Swanee, Mammy, California Here I Come and a most moving performance of The Anniversary Song, sung as only Al Jolson can sing, are the 5 Top Reasons to see The Jolson Story. Critics sometimes take the 1946 biopic of the life of Al Jolson to task since it
is rather idealized and great liberties were taken with the truth in some places, but even the critics agree that The Jolson Story, starring Larry Parks as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," is phenomenal entertainment.
The Jolson Story was just about the most popular in its genre in 1946 and garnered 2 Academy Awards, one for best music in scoring of a musical picture; and one for best sound in the recording category. Although Larry Parks did not win the Best Actor award he was nominated for that year, he is simply terrific in the role of Al Jolson as an adult. Park’s performance is easily the 6th Top Reason.
Scotty Beckett plays Jolson as a teenager and he is equally impressive. His vocals are dubbed by Rudy Wissler, whose beautiful tenor soars in such numbers as On the Banks of the Wabash, Sabbath Prayer, Ave Maria, When You Were Sweet Sixteen, After the Ball, By the Light of the Silvery Moon and Good Bye My Blue Bell. Rudy Wissler still attends annual affairs of The International Al Jolson Society. Scotty Beckett's performance and Rudy Wissler's voice are the 7th and 8th Top Reasons to watch The Jolson Story.
Al Jolson himself provides the vocals for Larry Parks. The synchronization of the lip synching is excellent. Al Jolson also appears in the film, performing Swanee River himself in a long shot.
Larry Parks ... Al Jolson
Evelyn Keyes ... Julie Benson
William Demarest ... Steve Martin
Bill Goodwin ... Tom Baron
Ludwig Donath ... Cantor Yoelson
Scotty Beckett ... Asa Yoelson / Al Jolson, as a boy
Tamara Shayne ... Mrs. Yoelson
Jo-Carroll Dennison ... Ann Murray
John Alexander ... Lew Dockstader
READ JOLSONS BIOGRAPHY HERE
IF YOU LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT ACTORS AND WHAT BECAME OF THEM, READ THIS WIKIPEDIA SMALL BIOPIC ON THE ACTOR THAT PLAYED JOLSON AS A TEENAGER, SCOTTY BECKET
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