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The Best Al Jolson Movies  

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List of the best Al Jolson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Al Jolson's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Al Jolson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Al Jolson movies will be at the top of the list. Al Jolson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Al Jolson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Al Jolson films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Al Jolson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Al Jolson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List includes Wonder Bar, The Jolson Story and more.

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Myrna Loy, Al Jolson, William Demarest
The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the ...more
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Al Jolson, Scotty Beckett, William Demarest
The Jolson Story is a 1946 Technicolor musical biography which purports to tell the life story of singer Al Jolson. It stars Larry Parks as Jolson, Evelyn Keyes as "Julie Benson", ...more
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Al Jolson, Barbara Hale, William Demarest
Jolson Sings Again is the 1950 film sequel to The Jolson Story, both of which cover the life of singer Al Jolson.
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Al Jolson, Barton MacLane, Ruby Keeler
Go into Your Dance is a 1935 musical film directed by Archie Mayo and starring Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, Glenda Farrell, and Helen Morgan.
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Tyrone Power, Al Jolson, Louis Prima
Rose of Washington Square is a 1939 American musical drama film. Set in 1920s New York City, it focuses on singer Rose Sargent and her turbulent relationship with con artist Barton DeWitt ...more
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Al Jolson, Noah Beery, Sr.
Mammy is an All-Talking musical drama film with Technicolor sequences, released by Warner Bros. The film starred Al Jolson and was a follow-up to his previous film, Say It With Songs. Mammy ...more
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Al Jolson, Betty Bronson, Reed Howes
The Singing Fool is a 1928 musical drama Part-Talkie motion picture which was released by Warner Brothers. The film starred Al Jolson and was a follow-up to his previous film, The Jazz Singer. ...more
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Al Jolson, Dolores del Río, Dick Powell
Wonder Bar is a 1934 pre-code movie adaptation of a Broadway musical of the same name directed by Lloyd Bacon with musical numbers created by Busby Berkeley. It stars Al Jolson, Kay Francis, ...more
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Al Jolson, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith
Rhapsody in Blue is a fictionalized screen biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin released by Warner Brothers.
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Al Jolson, Frank Morgan, Madge Evans
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum is a 1933 American musical comedy film directed by Lewis Milestone in the Depression. The film stars Al Jolson as Bumper, a popular New York tramp, and both romanticizes ...more
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Al Jolson
A Plantation Act is an early Vitaphone sound-on-disc short film starring Al Jolson. This was the first film that Jolson starred in. On a film set with a plantation background, Jolson in ...more
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Al Jolson, Marian Nixon, Kenneth Thomson
Say It With Songs is a 1929 All-Talking musical drama motion picture which was released by Warner Bros.. The film starred Al Jolson and was a follow-up to his previous film, The Singing Fool.
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Don Ameche, Al Jolson, Andrea Leeds
Swanee River is a 1939 American biopic about Stephen Foster, a songwriter from Pittsburgh who falls in love with the South, marries a Southern girl, then is accused of sympathizing when the ...more
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Buster Keaton, Don Ameche, Al Jolson
Hollywood Cavalcade is a 1939 film directed by Irving Cummings and Malcolm St. Clair.
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Marx Brothers: Radio Days is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Al Jolson Movies
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A Day at Santa Anita Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Edward G. Robinson
A Day at Santa Anita is 1937 short family drama film directed by Bobby Connolly.