|Running Time||84 minutes|
|Production||September - October 1929|
|Release||26th March 1930|
|Screenplay||George Rigby, Joseph Jackson|
Al Fuller - Al Jolson
Nora Meadows - Lois Moran
Al's mother - Louise Dresser
Westy - Lowell Sherman
Tonopah Red - Noah Beery
Mr Meadows - Hobart Bosworth
Knights of the Road
Let Me Sing and I'm Happy
Who Paid the Rent for Mrs Rip Van Winkle ?
Yes We Have No Bananas
Looking At You
The Call of the South
Why Do They All Take the Night Boat to Albany ?
To My Mammy
Mammy was based on a stage show Al had thought of doing in 1928 called Mr Bones about an end man in a minstrel show accused of murder. Both the story and songs were written by Irving Berlin. Some scenes were shot in two colour Technicolor and have recently been restored.
|Looks like money...a lively picture playing fast. (Variety)|
|Mammy is a well paced movie and the musical numbers are excellent particularly those in blackface. The film falls down in its plot which stretches credibility and Jolson's acting is decidedly shaky at times but this is still probably the most entertaining of Al's early movies.|