The Jolson Story

Rated NR 128 minutes 1946

At the turn of the 20th century, young Asa Yoelson (Scotty Beckett) ]decides to go against the wishes of his cantor father (Ludwig Donath) and pursue a career in show business. Gradually working his way up through the vaudeville ranks, Asa -- now calling himself Al Jolson (Larry Parks) -- joins a blackface minstrel troupe and soon builds a reputation as a consummate performer. But as his career grows in size, so does his ego, resulting in battles in business as well as in his personal life.

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Director: Alfred E. Green

Producer: Sidney Skolsky

Cast: Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin, Ludwig Donath, Tamara Shayne, John Alexander, Jo-Carroll Dennison, Ernest Cossart, Scotty Beckett, William Forrest, Ann Todd, Edwin Maxwell, Emmett Vogan, Eddie Kane, Jimmy Lloyd, Coulter Irwin, Adele Roberts, Harry Shannon, Bud Gorman, Charles Jordan, Pierre Watkin, Lilian Bond, Eugene Borden, Eddie Rio, Will Wright, Arthur Loft, Edward Keane and Eddie Fetherston

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