Studio Warner Brothers
Running Time 83 minutes
Production 11th November 1935 - 28th January 1936
Release 3rd April 1936
Director William Keighley
Music/Lyrics Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg
Screenplay Warren Duff, Pat C Flick
Choreographer Bobby Connolly
Conductor Leo F Forbstein
Major players

Al Jackson - Al Jolson

Ruth Haines - Beverley Roberts

Sybil Haines - Sybil Jason

Davenport Rogers - Edward Everett Horton

Joe Eddy - Allen Jenkins

Bob Carey - Lyle Talbot  

Jolson Songs

My Mammy


Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody

California Here I Come

April Showers

About a Quarter to Nine

I Love to Sing-A

Who the Swingin'est Man in Town

Save Me Sister

Here's Looking At You

You're the Cure for What Ails Me

Jolson appears not have enjoyed the making of this movie. He was required in one scene to sing in the street but his voice was drowned out by the noise. The director advised Al they would have to dub the song in the studio but Al wanted to the sing the song live. So the street had to be recreated on the studio lot.
Al is singing as exuberantly as ever and trying with might and mammy to give zest to an indifferent score and a lifeless script. (Frank Nugent,New York Times)
The best thing about The Singing Kid is probably the introductory medley of Jolson hits though I Love To Sing-A isn't a bad song, in fact its quite catchy though it doesn't for some reason seem right for Jolson. Al wasn't really a hep cool swing singer so to see him with Cab Calloway is strange though its true there is some energy in their numbers. Pity the script isn't better, its really very tired with a return to The Singing Fool young kid. Overall for me not one of the best Jolson musicals, his last starring role in a film before the biopics.