Search results for "Al Jolson"

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The Jazz Singer (1927)

A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Alan Crosland
CAST:  Al Jolson  •  May McAvoy  •  Warner Oland  •  Eugenie Besserer

The Singing Fool (1928) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Jul 2009

After years of hopeful struggle, Al Stone (Jolson) is on his way. "I'm Sittin' on Top of the World", he sings to an appreciative speakeasy crowd. But, as Al discovers, getting ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Al Jolson  •  Betty Bronson  •  Josephine Dunn  •  Arthur Housman

A Plantation Act (1926)

Al Jolson's first sound film. Dressed in overalls and wearing black-face makeup, he sings three of his hit songs: "When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along ", ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Roscoe
CAST:  Al Jolson

The Singing Kid (1936)

The Singing Kid casts Jolie as neurotic Broadway star Al Jackson. Facing professional ruin when he loses his voice, Al heads to the country to regain his vocal timbre and to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  Al Jolson  •  Sybil Jason  •  Beverly Roberts  •  Edward Everett Horton

Big Boy (1930) RT Audience 100%

Gus, the trusty family retainer, has hopes of riding his boss' horse, Big Boy, to victory at the Kentucky Derby.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Alan Crosland
CAST:  Al Jolson  •  Claudia Dell  •  Louise Closser Hale  •  Lloyd Hughes

Show Business at War (1943)

A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis De Rochemont
CAST:  Carole Lombard  •  Walt Disney  •  John Ford  •  Darryl F. Zanuck

Hollywood Handicap (1938)

A group of stable hands is given a race horse when its owner retires from the business. They raise money to run the horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Buster Keaton
CAST:  Charles Ruggles  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Stuart Erwin  •  June Collyer

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008)

HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING: A MUSICAL TREASURE is a celebration of song and dance.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Mark McLaughlin
CAST:  Shirley Jones  •  Don Ameche  •  Fred Astaire  •  Billy Barty

The Golden Twenties (1950)

Feature-length compilation of 1920s newsreel footage, with commentary about news, sports, lifestyles, and historical figures.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
CAST:  Robert Q. Lewis  •  Frederick Lewis Allen  •  Elmer Davis  •  Red Barber

Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) RT Audience 44%

DVD release: Oct 2008

Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Buster Keaton  •  Irving Cummings  •  Malcolm St. Clair
CAST:  Alice Faye  •  Don Ameche  •  J. Edward Bromberg  •  Alan Curtis

New York Nights (1929)

DVD release: Oct 1994

Show girl Jill Deverne is married to song writer Fred Deverne, and everyone is involved in the Broadway night life and endless parties. Jill is being pursued by a gangster, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Norma Talmadge  •  Gilbert Roland  •  John Wray  •  Lilyan Tashman

Go into Your Dance (1935)

DVD release: Jul 2009

An irresponsible Broadway star gets mixed up with gambling and gangsters.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Archie Mayo
CAST:  Al Jolson  •  Ruby Keeler  •  Glenda Farrell  •  Barton MacLane

Swanee River (1939)

Swanee River is a 1940 American biopic about Stephen Foster, a songwriter from Pittsburgh who falls in love with the South, marries a Southern girl, then is accused of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Andrea Leeds  •  Al Jolson  •  Felix Bressart

Jolson Sings Again (1949) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Oct 2003

In this sequel to The Jolson Story, we pick up the singer's career just as he has returned to the stage after a premature retirement. But his wife has left him and the appeal ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Henry Levin
CAST:  Larry Parks  •  Barbara Hale  •  William Demarest  •  Ludwig Donath

Rhapsody in Blue (1945) RT 20% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Jul 1991

Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Irving Rapper
CAST:  Robert Alda  •  Joan Leslie  •  Alexis Smith  •  Charles Coburn

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975) RT Audience 57%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Period music, film clips and newsreel footage combined into a visual exploration of the American entertainment industry during the Great Depression.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Laverne Andrews  •  Patty Andrews  •  Maxene Andrews

Rose of Washington Square (1939) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Oct 2008

A Roaring '20s singer (Alice Faye) becomes a Ziegfeld Follies star as her criminal husband (Tyrone Power) gets deeper in trouble.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Gregory Ratoff
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Alice Faye  •  Al Jolson  •  William Frawley

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