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A pure delight, THE JOLSON STORY is classic Hollywood biography at its best; a fast-paced, tune-filled extravaganza following the meteoric rise of legendary performer Al Jolson. THE JOLSON STORY was nominated for six 1946 Academy Awards , winning two, (Best Musical Scoring and Best Sound Recording). Asa Yoelson (Larry Parks) is a talented cantor''s son determined to succeed in show business. From humble beginnings in vaudeville to the pinnacle of success on stage and in motion pictures, Asa, wholater changed his name to Al Jolson, struggled to balance the demands of his personal life with theswelling adoration of millions of fans. As Jolson''s star ascends, his single-minded pursuit of stardom takes its toll on his relationship with his wife, Broadway legend Ruby Keeler (called Julie Benson in the film and portrayed by Evelyn Keyes), and the support of life-long friend and mentor Steve Martin (William Demarest). Featuring lavish, show-stopping musical numbers (actually sung by Jolson and

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Scotty Beckett
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2020
I’ve always loved this movie but my favorite part is in the beginning when Scotty Beckett sings from the balcony of a Vaudeville show. His voice is to die for & it’s what made me search for this movie & purchase it.
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R. L WrightTop Contributor: Classic Movies
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I loved this film !!
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2017
Just a good solid musical biography of one of the 20th century''s greatest performers. I was glad that Jolson''s actual singing voice was dubbed in for Larry Parks, and what a voice !! Mr Parks gave the role of his lifetime in this great musical. He may have not looked like... See more
Just a good solid musical biography of one of the 20th century''s greatest performers. I was glad that Jolson''s actual singing voice was dubbed in for Larry Parks, and what a voice !! Mr Parks gave the role of his lifetime in this great musical. He may have not looked like Jolson but he captured many of his mannerisms. It was a shame that Larry Parks''s career was ruined by the Communist witch hunts of the early 50s, he could have gone on to greater fame, but this film cemented what fame he had. A great film to watch along with The Jazz Singer, the film that "broke the sound barrier" as it was aptly called.
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Hugh J. Mills
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Beautiful print! Completely intact
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2013
I first saw The Jolson Story on Million Dollar Movie, growing up as a kid, perhaps 6 or 7. I loved this film and used to sing the songs all the time. My grandmother knew many of these songs and was delighted to hear me sing them. As a matter of fact, one of my dad''s... See more
I first saw The Jolson Story on Million Dollar Movie, growing up as a kid, perhaps 6 or 7. I loved this film and used to sing the songs all the time. My grandmother knew many of these songs and was delighted to hear me sing them. As a matter of fact, one of my dad''s customers gave us a box of old toys, and in there was a costume with striped pants and a long tailed coat. I used to wear this and pretend I was in blackface singing the score.
Because this movie was televised with commercials, often it was trimmed down, so it was nice to see the entire film restored. I''m sure there were several scenes I had never seen before.
The color print is amazing. As a matter of fact, I had remembered this to be a black and white movie; it wasn''t, but we only had b&w tv! The film looks like it was meticulously restored, but the cover doesn''t say anything about that. There was only one early scene, where the young Asa (Scotty Beckett) is singing Ave Maria in a catholic boys choir, that the sound is distorted. Otherwise the picture and sound are clear and crisp.
My only disappointment is that there are no extras on the DVD except for two trailers - which I expected to be for The Jolson Story and Jolson Sings Again, but they were for the original Lost Horizon (just a promo, not even scenes from the film); and for Pal Joey, which has no connection to the Jolson Story.
I would have preferred a commentary track; clips of the real Al Jolson; some documentary material about Jolson and also about Larry Parks and his great success in the role, and subsequent fall from grace through the House Unamerican Activities Committee.
Finally, you CAN''T have this film without it''s companion, Jolson Sings Again.
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Jason Roberts
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Jolson
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2021
The only thing is that the movie is outdated for the times we live in. He does go in black face but is what people did in that time. Was a good movie and Jolson got his start by being an original. Some might be displeased with the movie but it is a hidden gem of a show. It... See more
The only thing is that the movie is outdated for the times we live in. He does go in black face but is what people did in that time. Was a good movie and Jolson got his start by being an original. Some might be displeased with the movie but it is a hidden gem of a show. It is wild to see one of the silent stars go into the first talking movie. A classic
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Mark Twain
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Annoying Sound
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2014
What is the story with the sound? It goes from hardly audible in some places to blasting in others. One has to keep adjusting volume, constantly. It wasn''t like that, when I watched this movie on TV. Perhaps the DVD studio should have compressed the sound''s dynamics, making... See more
What is the story with the sound? It goes from hardly audible in some places to blasting in others. One has to keep adjusting volume, constantly. It wasn''t like that, when I watched this movie on TV. Perhaps the DVD studio should have compressed the sound''s dynamics, making it appropriate for home viewing. I am not an expert in these matters, but doubt that can do the required compression with my playing equipment. Otherwise, it is a decent movie, a typical feel-good, pseudo-biography of the times. The dialog is wooden occasionally, to the point of being difficult to listen to, especially between Jolson and his wife. The latter is played by an actress, whom I would characterize as below average. If Larry Parks'' talking at all times as if addressing theatrical audience was deliberate, him singing with a voice of an old man sounds a little odd. I am not a big fan of Broadway and a brash singing style that Al Jolson espoused, but acknowledge that he was was a remarkable talent and enjoy many of his numbers. There are some touching moments in the film. Would have given it 4 stars, if not for the sound.
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Stephen A Canty
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Best movie made about Al Jolson.
Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2018
I really loved that the actor who played Jolson really tried his best to be Jolson. Jolson himself was on hand at the time to give him pointers and show him his moves and style. The music is wonderful and really brings you back in time. I have seen this movie and its... See more
I really loved that the actor who played Jolson really tried his best to be Jolson. Jolson himself was on hand at the time to give him pointers and show him his moves and style. The music is wonderful and really brings you back in time. I have seen this movie and its counterpart, Jolson Sing Again! many times. Great!!!
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Jonathan M. Lord
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The Real Al Jolson
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2006
I first saw this movie over 40 years ago when I was 12 on TV at my aunts house, and it was a magical experience I will never forget. When I recently watched the DVD release, the movie still had all the elements that made such an impression on me many years ago. Everyone... See more
I first saw this movie over 40 years ago when I was 12 on TV at my aunts house, and it was a magical experience I will never forget. When I recently watched the DVD release, the movie still had all the elements that made such an impression on me many years ago. Everyone who has commented have stated that Jolson did the actual singing for the film, but this is not mentioned in any of the credits. Why was this? When originally released, did the studio try to make everyone believe that Parks was doing a good imiation of Jolson? I thought there might be something at the end of the movie, but the DVD version abruptly ends as soon as THE END fades from the screen. It would have been nice if the DVD had included a short segment addressing how the movie was made with Jolson''s real recordings.
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Steven M. Satin
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The Story of a Great Performer!
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2015
The Jolson Story is one of the first of the bio-pics produced by Hollywood, just after Yankee Doodle Dandy, the story of George M. Cohan. It covers his growing up the son of a Jewish Cantor in Washington D.C. with an interest in the burlesque theater in the neighborhood up... See more
The Jolson Story is one of the first of the bio-pics produced by Hollywood, just after Yankee Doodle Dandy, the story of George M. Cohan. It covers his growing up the son of a Jewish Cantor in Washington D.C. with an interest in the burlesque theater in the neighborhood up to his return to show business following his marriage to Ruby Keeler (Julie Benson in the film). She wanted him to quit show business, which he did for many years, but his love for singing and performing came through at the end of the film when he asked to sing at a nightclub. Great lip singing by Larry Parks to many great Jolson songs. Not always true to Mr. Jolson''s real life, but close enough to get a picture of what a great superstar he was.
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Derek Lucas
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The Jolson Story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 26, 2016
A good old time movie and enjoyable for the elderly of that era.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 3, 2014
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Al Jolson
Reviewed in Canada on February 21, 2014
I saw both of these "The Jolson Story'' and "Jolson Sings again" when I was about 14 years old. The knowledge that he brought about the story to imitate the "would be" Jolson story has no effect on me whatsoever. The magic that was his personality and the...See more
I saw both of these "The Jolson Story'' and "Jolson Sings again" when I was about 14 years old. The knowledge that he brought about the story to imitate the "would be" Jolson story has no effect on me whatsoever. The magic that was his personality and the way he sung those songs which will remain will only remain Jolson in my book forever.
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Reviewed in Canada on September 20, 2015
We enjoyed, immensely, the watching of "The Jolson Story" in the privacy of our home. We had seen the movie many, many years ago and enjoyed it then, as well. Although we hear Al''s voice on occasion thru our radio station, nothing beats Larry Parks portrayal of him...See more
We enjoyed, immensely, the watching of "The Jolson Story" in the privacy of our home. We had seen the movie many, many years ago and enjoyed it then, as well. Although we hear Al''s voice on occasion thru our radio station, nothing beats Larry Parks portrayal of him in the film. We find ourselves extremely fortunate to have Amazon and its inventories to find so many items that are basically unavailable in other shopping venues. This is especially due to the fact that the product, in this case, a movie dvd, was new and in mint condition. Thank you, Amazon, as always, for a job well done.
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