A smash hit grossing over $4 million, it was the most successful film in Warner Brothers history calculated at the completion of its initial release.
Contains the first song to sell over a million copies, 'Sonny Boy.' (it eventually sold over 3 million copies).
Jolson's song "The Spaniard That Blighted My Life" is no longer in existing prints. The number was cut after its composer, Billy Merson, sued Warner Bros., charging that Jolson's version impinged on his own (Merson's) livelihood, as he was still performing it in the U.K. Only the Vitaphone disc of the song is known to survive.
Vitaphone production reels #2801-2811