The Jolson Story (10-Oct-1946)|
Director: Alfred E. Green
Writers: Harry Chandlee; Stephen Longstreet; Andrew Solt
Producer: Sidney Skolsky
Keywords: Drama, Biography
Asa Yoelson aspires to be a singer despite the reluctance of his father. Follows Al Jolson's rise to become one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century. Replete with rich musical numbers, making the core strength of the film; numerous liberties have been taken with the details of Jolson's life. Won Oscars for Best Sound Recording and Best Score; received additional nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
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Review by anonymous (posted on 12-May-2005)
I first saw this film in 1948.
At the time I thought it was one of the best films I had ever seen, (I
was only 13). It made me a lifelong Al Jolson fan. I now own the video
of the film and also the sequel, Jolson Sings Again' and I have almost
worn them out. For me it is still one of the best films ever made.
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