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The Singing Fool


Popular film lore has it that [[Feature~V25962~The Jazz Singer~thejazzsinger]] was the film that established the talkie as the pre-eminent film medium in 1927. But it was [[Performer~P36019~Al Jolson~aljolson]]'s follow-up film, The Singing Fool that actually introduced the sound film to the general film-going population of the United States and it was the popularity of The Singing Fool that paved the way for the wide-acceptance of sound features. Jolson plays Al Stone, a singing waiter at Blackie Joe's...more