|Running Time||139 minutes|
|Production||Swanee sequence - December 1943|
|Release||27th June 1945|
|Screenplay||Howard Koch, Elliott Paul|
|Conductor||Leo F Forbstein|
George Gershwin - Robert Alda
Juile Adams - Joan Leslie
Christine Gilbert - Alexis Smith
Max Dreyfus - Charles Coburn
Lee Gershwin - Julie Bishop
Al played himself singing Swanee and presumably out of respect for Gershwin worked for free.
Director Irving Rapper recalled : "We never thought he'd make it. Jolson was so ill most of the time, we were afraid Jack Warner would just call it off. But he did - and how! For us making the picture it was really the highlight of it all."
With no story at all this two hour concert of Gershwin music would be well worth the price of admission. (Daily Mail)
|Pretty useless as a film biography nevertheless the music saves this biopic of Gershwin and Jolson is as always a standout with his performance of Swanee.|