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The Jazz Singer (1927)

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Starring (View all)
Al Jolson Al Jolson
Jakie Rabinowitz
May McAvoy May McAvoy
Mary Dale
Warner Oland Warner Oland
The Cantor
Eugenie Besserer Eugenie Besserer
Sara Rabinowitz
Robert Gordon Robert Gordon
Jakie Rabinowitz - Age 13
Richard Tucker Richard Tucker
Harry Lee
Jane Arden Jane Arden
Small Part
Violet Bird Violet Bird
Small Part


Written by
Alfred A. Cohn Alfred A. Cohn
(adaptation)


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7 months, 1 week ago at Jun 27 1:24
(OK) Not just the first film with sound, but a special film with social topic (the persistance of jewish tradition against free will of a young talented man). It's meaningfull that the only dialogued sound scene of the film is between Jolson and his mother: melodrama and clashes between generations, are more important than romance and intigue...
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Description: Cantor Rabinowitz is concerned and upset because his son Jakie shows so little interest in carrying on the family's traditions and heritage. For five generations, men in the family have been Cantors in the synagogue, but Jakie is more interested in jazz and ragtime music. One day, they have such a bitter argument that Jakie leaves home for good. After a few years on his own, now calling himself Jack Robin, he gets an important opportunity through the help of well-known stage performer Mary Dale. But Jakie finds that in order to balance his career, his relationship with Mary, and his memories of his family, he will be forced to m ... (more)
Release date: 4 February 1928
Tags: 1920s (10), Drama (9), Music (8), Romance (8), Jewish (6), 1927 (6), Jazz (5), Dancer (4), Saloon (4), Concert (4), Musical (4), Musician (4), Ambition (4), Singer (3), Silent (3), Blackface (3), Broadway (3), Painted Face (3), Showbiz (2), Entertainer (2)
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