Overview

Danny Thomas assumes the old Al Jolson role as the cantor's son-turned-cabaret entertainer. As Jerry Golding (Thomas) scales the heights of show business, he breaks the heart of his father (Eduard Franz), who'd hoped that Jerry would follow in his footsteps. Sorrowfully, Cantor Golding reads the Kaddish service, indicating that, so far as he is concerned, his son is dead. A tearful reconciliation (and a more upbeat denouement than was found in the original film) occurs when Jerry dutifully returns to sing the "Kol Nidre" in his ailing father's absence. Peggy Lee co-stars as Judy Lane, a musical comedy entertainer who falls in love with Jerry, while Mildred Dunnock and Alex Gerry do what they can with the stereotyped roles of Jerry's mother and uncle, respectively.

  1. Michael Curtiz

    Director

  2. Leonard Stern

    Screenplay

  3. Frank Davis

    Screenplay

  4. Lewis Meltzer

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Danny Thomas

    Danny Thomas

    Jerry Golding

  2. Peggy Lee

    Peggy Lee

    Judy Lane

  3. Eduard Franz

    Eduard Franz

    David Golding

  4. Mildred Dunnock

    Mildred Dunnock

    Ruth Golding

  5. Alex Gerry

    Alex Gerry

    Uncle Louie

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 30, 1952
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • January 13, 1953
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • February 14, 1953
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

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