After the success of 1946's THE JOLSON STORY, Columbia executives quickly rushed a follow-up into production, though it took almost three years for JOLSON SINGS AGAIN to be completed. Once again, the music makes the film, a wall-to-wall tunefest with many of the same songs contained in the
Larry Parks (reprising his role in the 1946 film, as do many in the cast) is excellent again as Jolson, who, as the film opens, is performing in a nightclub while his long-suffering wife walks out on him. Next comes WWII and a USO tour for the "boys in uniform," as a result of which Jolson
contracts a lung ailment in Africa. In the hospital, he meets nurse Ellen Cla...