Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 5, 1949

Jolson Sings Again (Sidney Buchman; Columbia) is the predictable sequel to The Jolson Story, which three years ago became, to almost everybody's surprise, a smash boxoffice hit. The Jolson Story had wide repercussions in show business. It put the old Jolson songs of the '20s on the nation's jukeboxes. It gave Jolson himself, sixtyish and almost forgotten, new fame & fortune.

Jolson Sings Again begins prosaically enough where the first movie left off, but it soon becomes a fascinating look at Hollywood backstage. Producer Sidney Buchman gives a close explanation of how he pulled...

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