The Jolson Story Poster

Release Date: June 21st, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 21st, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
At the turn of the 20th century, young Asa Yoelson (Scotty Beckett) decides to go against the wishes of his cantor father (Ludwig Donath) and pursue a career in show business. Gradually working his way up through the vaudeville ranks, Asa -- now calling himself Al Jolson (Larry Parks) -- joins a blackface minstrel troupe and soon builds a reputation as a consummate performer. But as his career grows in size, so does his ego, resulting in battles in business as well as in his personal life.

Cast: Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin, Ludwig Donath, Tamara Shayne, John Alexander, Jo-Carroll Dennison

Director: Alfred Green

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Love, Rousing, 1930s, Charming, Rise, Playful, Transformation, Quest, Endearing


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