The Jolson Story (1946) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Alfred E. Green and produced by Gordon Griffith, Sidney Skolsky and Sidney Buchman.
Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Larry Parks||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||William Demarest||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Joseph Walker||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||William Lyon||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Morris Stoloff||Won|
The Jolson Story (1946)By Beatrice on Jan 23, 2015 From Flickers in Time
The Jolson Story Directed by Alfred E. Green Written by Harry Chandlee, Stephen Longstreet, and Andrew Solt 1946/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental I don’t much care for Al Jolson so it comes as no surprise that I was not crazy about this musical biopic. Little... Read full article
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James Cagney turned down the lead role in The Jolson Story, which went to Larry Parks.
The soundtrack album, the first of its kind. titled "The Jolson Story" (Decca), released in 1947, consisted of re-recordings by Jolson of many of his standards performed in the film to the lip sync of Larry Parks. It was first issued as 6 two sided 78 RPM records in an actual "record album". LPs were not introduced until 1948.
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