Jolson Sings Again [DVD] [1949]

  • SKU: 5870177
  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Rating: NR
The 1949 musical biography sequel Jolson Sings Again comes to DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Presented with a full-frame transfer in the original Technicolor. The Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack is in English. Subtitles are available in English and Japanese. This is a completely adequate presentation of an Academy award-nominated classic film.
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Jolson Sings Again
This Technicolor follow-up to Columbia's 1946 blockbuster The Jolson Story again stars Larry Parks as legendary entertainer Al Jolson--and Jolson himself, as Parks' singing voice. The story concentrates on Jolson's tireless activities entertaining the troops during WW II. After VJ day, Jolson finds that his services are no longer required. Fortunately, he stages a spectacular comeback, thanks in great part to the release of The Jolson Story! The film's Pirandellian overtones come to a head when Larry Parks as Jolson meets Larry Parks as Larry Parks. Also returning from The Jolson Story are William Demarest as the title character's manager Steve Martin, Bill Goodwyn as Broadway-producer Tom Baron, and Ludwig Donath and Tamara Shayne as Jolson's old-world parents. Barbara Hale appears as Jolson's wife (his third, though this fact is not dwelled upon), renamed Ellen Clark for the moment, while Myron McCormick plays a composite character based on several Hollywood executives (including, one supposes, Columbia mogul Harry Cohn). Song highlights include "After You've Gone", "You Made Me Love You", "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy", "Sonny Boy", "About a Quarter to Nine", "April Showers", "Back in Your Own Backyard", and, of course, "Mammy". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Larry Parks
    Larry Parks - Al Jolson
  • Barbara Hale
    Barbara Hale - Ellen Clark
  • William Demarest
    William Demarest - Steve Martin
  • Ludwig Donath
    Ludwig Donath - Cantor Yoelson
  • Bill Goodwin
    Bill Goodwin - Tom Baron

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jolson Does Sing Again!


    Jolson Sings Again is a most excellent sequel to The Jolson Story. Sequels tend to be inferior to the original but in this case it is equal to or surpasses the original. Al Jolson is the actual singing voice of the actor Larry Parks who lip sincs Al's singing in the movie. Very well done. See The Jolson Story first and then enjoy Jolson Sings Again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sing It Again, and Again...

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    Ive seen the first one with my Mom and Grandmother. Great memories. I bought this for my Mom, and she cried before she even watched it!! Great nostalgic movie for the Baby Boomer Generation. Great Classic Hollywood film for movie lovers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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