Trying to cash in on Jolson's success in THE JAZZ SINGER and THE SINGING FOOL, Warner Bros. was so sure of his box-office potential that it paid him $500,000, an astronomical figure in 1929, to star in this film. Little Davey Lee was even thrown in, a la "Sonny Boy." The result was a familiar story and plot that were to become a formula for Jolson. He plays...read more
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