The Jolson Story Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorLarry ParksNominated
Best Supporting ActorWilliam DemarestNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph WalkerNominated
Best Film EditingWilliam LyonNominated
Best Music - ScoringMorris StoloffWon
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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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In the long shot of Jolson performing on the "runway", Al Jolson played himself; his only appearance in the film.
When Jolson attends the premiere of The Jazz Singer we hear the soundtrack, but Warner Bros. - which owned the rights to "The Jazz Singer" - would not permit a visual clip to shown in this film, which was made by Columbia.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onFebruary 16, 1948 with Evelyn Keyes reprising her film role. Al Jolson who performed the songs for Larry Parks in the film plays himself in this version of his life story.
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