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 The Immortal
  Al Jolson  

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The Silver Screen: The Film Career of Al Jolson

     
      THE SINGING KID, 1936  
   


In this film, Jolson plays Al Jackson, a neurotic Broadway star who loses his voice. Because of this, he goes off into the country to recuperate both mentally and physically. While there he falls for a farm girl (Beverly Roberts) who is the aunt of a precocious girl played by Sybil Jason.

The film, released by Warner Brothers in 1936, features such songs as: "I Want to Sing a Mammy Song" and "I Love to Sing-A," and "You're the Cure For What Ails Me."

This was Al Jolson's last starring role in a motion picture.
     
   
     

 

 

 

 

 

 
       
               
               
     

 

       
 

 

   

 

       

     
 

 

This exhibition was made possible in part with the cooperation of the International Al Jolson Society.

 

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