The Jolson Story 1946

The Jolson Story

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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.

Cast & Crew

Evelyn Keyes
Julie Benson
Ludwig Donath
Cantor Yoelson
Tamara Shayne
Mrs. Yoelson
John Alexander
Lew Dockstader
Ernest Cossart
Father McGee
Scotty Beckett
Asa Yoelson, Al Jolson
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Critic Reviews for The Jolson Story

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Audience Reviews for The Jolson Story

  • Nov 15, 2013
    Not a bad film but not a great one either. This one was going along oh so well until..whoa whoa whoa whoa..we see Jolson in blackface. Talk about insensitivity coming out of nowhere.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2007
    I haven't watched this film since I was a little girl, it didn't quite seem how I remember it being, still kind of found it interesting to watch. I'm not quite sure how this film lies controversially, of course it was made a long time ago and it is the true life story of Al Jolson, it also made it as a West End show.
    Lady D Super Reviewer

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