The Jolson Story
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Frequently Asked Questions
- How long is The Jolson Story?
- The Jolson Story is 2 hr 8 min long.
- Who directed The Jolson Story?
- Alfred E. Green
- Who is Al Jolson in The Jolson Story?
- Larry Parks plays Al Jolson in the film.
- What is The Jolson Story about?
- At the turn of the 20th century, young Asa Yoelson (Scotty Beckett) decides to go against the wishes of his cantor father (Ludwig Donath) and pursue a career in show business. Gradually working his way up through the vaudeville ranks, Asa -- now calling himself Al Jolson (Larry Parks) -- joins a blackface minstrel troupe and soon builds a reputation as a consummate performer. But as his career grows in size, so does his ego, resulting in battles in business as well as in his personal life.