The Jolson Story

United States, 1946

Film
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An exuberant Hollywood biography of singer, Al Jolson. The film begins with Jolson’s life as the son of a poor cantor and traces his struggle to become America’s greatest entertainer. It features a great soundtrack of Jolson’s songs including “Mammy”, “April showers” and “You made me love you”. It received an Academy Award for Musical Score and Larry Parks was awarded the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Jolson.

Credits

production company

Columbia

producer

Sidney Skolsky

Duration

02:05:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1946

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302332

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Jolson, Al, d. 1950

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Music & Performing Arts → Jolson, Al, d. 1950

Musicals

People → Jolson, Al, d. 1950

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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