Studio 20th Century Fox
Running Time 86 minutes
Production January - February 1939
Release 5th May 1939
Director Gregory Ratoff 
Producer Darryl Zanuck
Screenplay Nunnally Johnson
Choreographer Seymour Felix
Conductor Louis Silvers
Major players

Bart Clinton - Tyrone Power

Rose Sargent - Alice Faye

Ted Cotter - Al Jolson

Harry Long - William Frawley

Peggy - Joyce Compton

Whitey Boone - Hobart Cavanaugh

Jolson Songs

Pretty Baby

Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody

Toot Toot Tootsie

California Here I Come

My Mammy

April Showers (cut)

Avalon (cut)


This backstage musical with Alice Faye falling for no good Tyrone Power was so close to the Fanny Brice story and included the song My Man that Miss Brice sued and collected.


This is Jolson's picture...the rest is also ran. (Variety)


Jolson's singing is something for the memory book. (New York Times)

Al is plainly playing himself in this movie and doing a great job of it. Great to see the real Jolson projecting some of the style that ignited the stage of the Winter Garden. Of course the main focus of the movie is meant to be Power and Faye but the Jolson songs are what make it memorable.