The Singing Fool (1928)

09/19/1928 (US) DramaMusic 1h 45m
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After years of hopeful struggle, Al Stone (Jolson) is on his way. "I'm Sittin' on Top of the World", he sings to an appreciative speakeasy crowd. But, as Al discovers, getting there is one thing. Staying there is another. Singing waiter Stone gets his huge break on a magical night when his song wows a big-time producer and a gold-digging showgirl he fancies. Broadway success and marriage follow, but sure enough, hard times are on the way. Al's fickle wife abandons him, taking the beloved son he calls Sonny Boy with her. Heartbroken, Al becomes a devastated loner until friends from the speakeasy that launched his career rescue him from a life on the streets. Soon, Al is back in lights. But another crisis awaits: Sonny Boy is in the hospital and dying....

  1. Lloyd Bacon


Top Billed Cast

  1. Al Jolson

    Al Jolson

    Al Stone

  2. Betty Bronson

    Betty Bronson


  3. Josephine Dunn

    Josephine Dunn

    Molly Winton

  4. Arthur Housman

    Blackie Joe

  5. Reed Howes

    Reed Howes

    John Perry

  6. Davey Lee

    Sonny Boy

  7. Edward Martindel

    Edward Martindel

    Louis Marcus

  8. Robert Emmett O'Connor

    Robert Emmett O'Connor

    Cafe Owner Bill

  9. Helen Lynch


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The Singing Fool

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Original Language English

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