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The Jolson Story DVD

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The Story of America's Greatest Entertainer.

One of the greatest musicals ever made, The Jolson Story is an electrifying cavalcade of lavish production numbers with an all-star cast. Winning Academy Awards for Musical Scoring and Sound Recording, the film also received four Academy Award nominations in 1946, including Best Actor for Larry Parks' portrayal of Al Jolson. The film traces the meteoric singing/performing career of Asa Yoelson, a talented cantor's son determined to make it big in the "biz". After changing his name to Al Jolson, Asa captivates audiences everywhere as a spellbinding minstrel and jazz performer. Featuring 25 songs by Jolson and big hits such as "My Mammy" and "You Made Me Love You," The Jolson Story is a compelling tribute to an incomparable performer once hailed as American's Greatest Entertainer!
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 130 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Japanese
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
  • Color: Color
Reviews
9 Reviews
5.0

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5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (8)
  • Informative (8)
  • Original (8)
  • Engaging characters (7)
  • High production value (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (8)
  • Adult viewers (4)
  • Perfect gift (4)
  • Travel (3)
  • Younger viewers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (5), Casual viewer (3)

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5.0

Great bio movie

By China

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    Love Al Jolson.

     
    5.0

    You haven't heard nothing yet!

    By Jerry

    from Florissant MO

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Entertaining

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      I have Jolson records and CDs. I really enjoy that he never sings a song the same way every time. His voice and style is unique. Larry Parks did an outstanding job with his delivery of jolson's singing his songs.

       
      5.0

      Larry Parks was a wondeful Al Jolson

      By Dutch

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
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        • Travel
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        It's great not to have to worry about language and nudity in a film. Every so often I go back and watch it again. It's also a pleasure to be able to understand the words that are being sung. Everything is great about the movie. NOTHING NEGATIVE.

         
        5.0

        Loved this movie decades ago.

        By Patty

        from Torrance, CA

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

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            Larry Parker was great as Al Jolson.

             
            5.0

            Love, love love!

            By julie1

            from Hickory, NC

            About Me Movie Buff

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Perfect Gift

              Comments about this product:

              I love The Jolson Story and watch it often. My 81 year old mom introduced me to it as a young girl. I purchased this movie and Jolson Sings Again as presents for her.

               
              5.0

              Wow what a good story

              By joe

              from seattle wa

              About Me Avid Moviegoer

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

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                • At Home
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                Comments about this product:

                wonderful story

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Can't watch it enough!!!

                By Terry

                from Tampa, Fl

                About Me Casual Viewer

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Informative
                • Original

                Cons

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                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Special Needs
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  Not just another movie. A fun filled and telling movie.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  no

                  By Jack

                  from East Smithfield Pa. 18817

                  About Me Movie Buff

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value
                  • Informative
                  • Original
                  • Recommend It For All

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Travel
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  Love all the songs and the history of Al Jolson-one of my all time favorite singers., from the past. The one song I always loved was You made me love you, and also later on played by Harry James my dad and mine favorite Trumpet player because, we both played it. Sincerely, John Anderson, Pa.

                   
                  5.0

                  Engaging and Entertaining

                  By Edward the Collector

                  from Escanaba, MI

                  About Me Movie Buff

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Historical
                  • Informative
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Collection
                    • Perfect Gift

                    Comments about this product:

                    I was delighted to be able to purchase a copy of a movie I watched, at least three times, on TCM. I collect movies on DVD and this is a 'Must Have'
                    Made even more special was the "Al Jolson Sings Again" which filled in the blanks and actually had An actor being introduced to himself as an actor playing the part part of the person he was acting - Amazing! And to think, "That's Al Jolson's singing voice coming out of the actor", done so well.. BRAVO!

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