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The Jazz Singer(1927)

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Brief Synopsis

A cantor's son breaks with family tradition to go into show business.

Cast & Crew

Alan Crosland Director
Al Jolson Jakie Rabinowitz [also known as Jack Robin]
May McAvoy Mary Dale
Warner Oland The Cantor [Papa Rabinowitz]
Eugenie Besserer Sara [Mama] Rabinowitz
Bobby Gordon Jakie, at age 13
Otto Lederer Moisha Yudelson [The Kibbitzer]
Richard Tucker Harry Lee
Cantor Josef Rosenblatt [Himself] Concert Recital
Nat Carr Levi
William Demarest Buster Billings
Anders Randolf Dillings
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York premiere: 6 Oct 1927
Release Date:  1927 Production Date:  A Warner Brothers Production
none available
revised for Ethnic Catalog in 1996.
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Vitaphone Production Co:  The Vitaphone Corporation, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  90 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,117    
Duration(reels):  9    

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  • This Movie Wore Me Out

    disinterested spectator 2014-09-14

    Once you strip away this movie's historical significance and musical numbers, you are left with some pretty heavy melodrama. Forced to choose between... MORE>

  • the jazz singer ( al jolson)

    will ramage 2013-02-08

    once, there was bing crosby, judy garland, frank sinatra, elvis presley, jackie wilson, nat king cole,and the list goes on and on. ask any one of them, who... MORE>

  • The Jazz Singer

    Dashiell B. 2013-02-01

    A milestone in filmmaking that shouldn't be only thought of as the first major talking picture. Jolson goes against his orthadox father's... MORE>