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The Eddie Cantor Story (1953) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Alfred E. Green and produced by Sidney Skolsky.

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John Anderson's first movie role.
The character of "Rocky Kramer," played by Gerald Mohr, is based on Louie Lepke, founder of Murder, Incorporated. Lepke and Eddie Cantor grew up together in the same neighborhood.
'Larry Parks', who had played Al Jolson in The Jolson Story and Jolson Sings Again, was signed from Columbia by Warner Brothers to reprise his role of Jolson in this movie. However he was blacklisted for being a communist in late 1951, and shooting commenced on January 1952, so Warner Brothers replaced the character of Jolson with that of Jimmy Durante.
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